Through their design of the experiment, the researchers carefully defined groups that could provide data to support/refute their hypotheses 5. Do you know anyone who meditates or does t’ai chi ? Let's say I know someone who meditates but, in my opinion, she's not very quick mentally. In fact, I've seen her really struggle to follow a conversation and she gets confused easily. Do you think my friend’s mental abilities (or limitations) invalidate or refute the results of this study? 2 points No, because the results of an experiment are supposed to explain the major trend in a relationship. It does not account for every single case, so your friend would be an exception to this trend. 6. There was at least one surprising finding in their results: people who did t’ai chi had the same BMI as the sedentary group, meaning they were just as overweight as people who did no activity. This surprised me, and I think surprised the authors too, because they said in the Introduction that
t’ai chi was a form of moderate exercise. So my and the authors’ intuition was wrong! Can you identify one finding from this study that confirmed your intuition about meditation, exercise (whatever the form), and mental functioning? Was there a result that surprised you?
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