Researchers in the Earth Sciences and Art departments at Syracuse University melt basalt and make their own lava flows
for science and art! Here's the project's homepage
, including videos. via make blog
Can marshmallows be the link that helps explain falling crime rates and increased environmental cleanliness?
It seems that falling environmental lead levels may lead kids to have have more activity in their brains' frontal cortices. After following the kids from the marshmallow experiment
for over 40 years, Walter Mischel found that those that could resist immediately eating the marshmallow were more likely to have increased activity in that area of their brains. These kids were also more likely to later exhibit such things as increased SAT scores and fewer anger management issues. [more inside]
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Our Goal is to Deliver you the absolute best and Crunchiest marshmallows available and I believe that is just what we have. [more inside]
In the late 1960s, Walter Mischel conducted a series of experiments on delayed gratification in preschoolers that became known as the Marshmallow Test. A recent New Yorker article
talks about the eventual path that his research took and its wider implications. New research
points to specific differences in brain activity between people with good self control and people with poor self control.
Promising scientific findings aside, it's the (adorable) movie
re-enactment of the marshmallow tests that is making news recently.
Jonah Lehrer in The New Yorker profiles Walter Mischel
, whose recent research indicates a child's ability to delay gratification can predict the child's academic success. Mischel was previously mentioned in a thread on behavorial economics
. He is best known for the marshmallow experiment
in the 1960s. (via
One Peep to rule them all, and in the darkness eat them.
It's not Friday, but any day is a good day to see "Lord of The Rings" executed with marshmallow peeps. There's also a "PeepHenge"
on the site...mmmmmmm, PeepHenge. (God bless Bifurcated Rivets.)