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Re: [xmca] groundbreaking research using categorization tasks
Happy birthday Mice.
Στις 13 Απρ 2012 6:22 ΜΜ, ο χρήστης "Luisa Aires" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Happy birthday Mike :-)
> On 13 April 2012 15:24, Martin Kramer <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Hi there,
> > I've been following the discussions here frequently. Glad to have found
> > them. Much of them still too difficult for me to follow (though I'm
> > catching up). This one needed no further explanation...
> > 1. Happy birthday to Mike Cole!
> > 2. I'm bound to do some experimenting this weekend ;-)
> > thanks for sharing!
> > Martin,
> > Austria
> > 2012/4/13 mike Cole <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > Just think what an equal amount of vodka could accomplish!
> > > :-)
> > > Mike
> > >
> > > On Apr 13, 2012, at 3:07 AM, Peter Smagorinsky <email@example.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > As AERA begins, and as we wish Mike Cole a happy birthday today, I
> > think
> > > it's appropriate to acknowledge that the sort of categorizing tasks
> > > Luria used in Uzbekistan, and that Mike and Sylvia Scribner adapted in
> > > Liberia, are still being used to study the recesses of the human mind.
> > For
> > > your consideration:
> > > >
> > > > Study: Beer fuels male creativity
> > > > 10:57 am April 12, 2012, by George Mathis
> > > > It's long been known that beer makes women prettier, but a new study
> > > concludes beer also makes men more creative.
> > > > The New York Daily News reports<
> > >
> > >
> > > the experiment, like most really good ones, was conducted in a bar. The
> > > article does not say who paid for the study, but I'm thinking it was a
> > > group of men or a beer company.
> > > > "We found at 0.07 blood alcohol, people were worse at working memory
> > > tasks, but they were better at creative problem-solving tasks,"
> > > psychologist Jennifer Wiley, who presumably was not drinking, says in
> > > article, which I have forwarded to my wife.
> > > > Wiley parrots what any man who has had to come up with an excuse for
> > > running late while sitting on a bar stool will tell you: "Sometimes the
> > > really creative stuff comes out when you're [drinking]."
> > > > For the experiment, conducted by University of Illinois researchers,
> > > group of 40 men was given three words and asked to provide a fourth
> > > that fits a pattern. For example, "marine mammal," "Heidi Klum,"
> > "divorce"
> > > could be followed by "Seal."
> > > > Half the men remained dimwittingly sober, while the other half was
> > given
> > > two pints (hopefully of a microbrew) and likely began flirting with
> > > waitresses and/or researchers.
> > > > The men who drank solved 40% more of the problems than their sober
> > > counterparts. Also, the drinkers finished their problems in 12 seconds
> > > while it took the non-drinkers 15.5 seconds, the Daily News reports.
> > > > Women did not participate in the study, perhaps because men can't
> > > straight around such delightful creatures, according to an earlier
> > >
> > > >.
> > > > The Daily News article also cites the literary genius of famed
> > > Ernest Hemingway and Charles Bukowski, but not George Mathis.
> > > > Alas, it was almost the perfect scientific study.
> > > >
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