? 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, I do not think the friend’s mental abilities invalidate the results of this study. Mediating or doing t’ai chi may help some people with strengthening their mental abilities but meditation can affect people differently not only mentally but physically as well. 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 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” to me means that they are unaware of one thing caused another while “caused” means that for sure one thing caused another. 8. What is your reading difficulty estimate for this article , on a 1 = easy to 5 = very difficult scale? 1 point This article for me on a scale from 1 to 5 was definitely a 4. 9.How long did it take you to read the article (approximately)?1 point
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