A Cognative Science Experiment

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It goes like this:

The researcher leads a pre-school (age 4 or 5) child into a room. In the room there is a pedestal and a large, tasty marshmallow.

The researcher tells the child “you can eat the marshmallow whenever you want. But, if you wait until after I get back, you will be allowed to eat two marshmallows!”

The researcher now leaves the room.

This being a science experiment, they recorded what the children did.

Some of the children ate the marshmallow before the door closed on the researcher.

Some of the children walked up to the marshmallow, handled it, sniffed it, and agonized over not being able to eat it.

Coping strategies varied — one child even went to sleep on a mattress.

Others didn’t have much of a problem ignoring the marshmallow.

Apparently, about 1/3 ate the marshmallow, 1/3 had serious issues resisting, but managed, and 1/3 had no problem resisting.

They came back and looked at the study participants years and years later. The children who had the least problem delaying their gratification had were showing signs of becoming much more successful than the children who had problems, or who couldn’t resist eating the marshmallow.

So, here is the question. Do you think you could have resisted the marshmallow?

A Short Video….

of my NordicTrack Elliptical. I just thought I would share with you all of my favorite features. This thing isn’t nearly as hard on my knees as my treadmill was.


I Am Getting An Elliptical!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to me! I have just received word that I have won an elliptical from Nordictrac.com!


This isn’t one of those scammy things either. I really won it, and it’s mine, mine, mine!! AHHAAHAAHAA….. erm… I mean… isn’t it nice?!

With the New Year on the way, and new years resolutions being thrown around my house like candy at small town parade, this couldn’t have come at a better time. I have already began quitting the smoking habit, (Sunday will make 2 weeks without any nicotine). I quit cold turkey. I think that if you really want to quit, you can do it without all of the new drugs that are available.

Back to the elliptical, like I was saying, what better a way to start off the new year than with a brand spanking new piece of exercise equipment, and no more cigarette stink. The New Year is already off to a great start, and I hope that it continues for another 12 months!

There will be several more posts on this subject. I’m so excited! I have never won anything like this before! Stay tuned!