This I Thought was True
A Genius’ Life Would Be Easy And Cool
A genius’ life would be easy and cool. This I thought was true. My sister has told me repeatedly she wishes to have the brain of a genius. This is what I told her: Have you ever worked with people who are completely incompetent or talked to someone who doesn’t seem to have a thought in his head? That’s what a genius feels like, every single day. The magician may laugh at the audience for being tricked, but who is having a better time? Besides, study says that for every great skill, it takes about 10,000 hours to master it. That’s 20 hours a week for 10 years. Bill Gates started using computers at the age of 13 and he spent more than 10,000 hours programming it. Geniuses have to work hard, too.
How accurate is our vivid memories? They are not as accurate as we would think they are. When the American space shuttle Challenger exploded on takeoff in 1986, researchers had students write down what happened. They were supposed to write down what they were wearing and what was on TV. Three years later the students were told to write down what they remembered. The researchers compared what they wrote.
2018/10/05 (星期五) 10:03
Are we always able to notice changes? Sometimes we are very poor at detecting changes. Researchers wanted to know what sort of changes we can detect. They created an experiment by having an actor ask people for directions. As they talked, the actor was replaced by another actor...
2018/10/12 (星期五) 8:29