Aristotle once said,

"The search for truth is in one way hard and in another easy. For it is evident that no one can master it fully nor miss it wholly. But each adds a little to our knowledge of nature and from all the facts assembled these arises a certain grandeur."

Welcome: An Introduction

Setting: Starbucks
Katrina enters Starbucks, aproaches the front cash, orders a grande white chocolate mochachino, and waits for it to be served. Meanwhile she scans the cafe and spots Mr. Barry in a crisp new gecko blouse (custom fit) from Malaysia. As he sips on his wild sweet orange tazo tea, Katrina notices that he is reading the preface of The Science of Everyday Life. Since he is having a hard time with the technical writing style Jay Ingram posseses, Katrina decides to give him an introduction of her own...

In the novel, The Science of Everyday Life, Jay Ingram attempts to answer all of those questions that everyone ponders but no one looks into. The experiments described in this novel are very interesting and are hard evidence of the many theories explained. Since there were 26 chapters that weren't all that interesting, I chose the 10 best ideas to share with all of my viewers. Enjoy!

Welcome to the Tongue-Show

If you picture a small child playing a connect the dots game, you notice they have a lot of concentration and that they stick the tip of their tongue out between their lips. Shockingly, behavioural scientists call this phenomenon “tongue-showing.” People do it when threading a needle, reading complicated instructions, playing billiards, etc. The reason for this phenomenon is to unconsciously send the message, “do not bother me.” When I first read this chapter, I didn’t really believe it but then I noticed that did this little trick pretty often so I reread it, and decided to share some interesting facts with you guys. “Tongue-showing” is both sent and received unconsciously. An experiment was done to prove this and I find it pretty cool. So, fifty college students were to complete a comprehension test and were told that the test must be filled out in order. Each student went in the room alone with the teacher sitting at the front “listening to an audio tape” so that they wouldn’t distract the student. Intentionally, the third page was removed from the test to see what the student would do. An observer behind a two-way mirror recorded the results. The students tried to call the teachers name but of course he couldn’t hear them, so they were left to walk up and interrupt him. When the teacher showed his tongue in concentration, the student waited 19.93 seconds before getting up where as they only waited 7.72 with no tongue showing. After the experiment, the students were filled in on the purpose of the test and when they were asked to reproduce the expression of the teacher, no one depicted a tongue. They simply said they thought the teacher didn’t want to be disturbed. Without the tongue showing, students didn’t hesitate to ask about the missing third page. So why the tongue, and not the eyes or ears? Its proven that the greater the concentration needed, the more often the tongue appears because they are doing something that needs full concentration and attention. This is another thing that when its pointed out to you, you'll notice yourself and others doing it all of the time.

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