6 There was at least one surprising finding in their results people who did tai

6 there was at least one surprising finding in their

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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 were 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? 2 points The sample size of this study is small. Medication can alter the study. Meditation requires mental effort to inhibit distracting thoughts or sensations. 7. Notice that when the authors described their results, like in the final paragraph, they say that t’ai chi and meditation+exercise may be associated with performance on executive function. This is a particular (and a little peculiar) phrase, one that they used very deliberately. We'll dig into this term in some detail later in the course, but for now, I want you to think about the difference between may be associated with and caused . Take a chance here to guess what you think the difference is between these two phrases. 1 point May be associated with would mean that one is una war e and caused would lead me to believe that one may be aware 8. What is your reading difficulty estimate for this article , on a 1 = easy to 5 = very difficult scale? 1 point 5 9. How long did it take you to read the article (approximately)? 1 point 40 min
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  • Fall '08
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