OrangeCLK对《Quirkology》的笔记(8)

Quirkology
  • 书名: Quirkology
  • 作者: Richard Wiseman
  • 副标题: How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things
  • 页数: 336
  • 出版社: Basic Books
  • 出版年: 2008-9-30
  • THE CHRONOPSYCHOLOGY OF TAX EVASION AND LYING CLERGY
    The actress Lucille Ball once famously said that the secret of staying young is to "live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."
    2014-05-30 16:03:14 回应
  • BORN LUCKY?
    Many revolve around the notion that the ambient temperature is lower in winter than in summer. Perhaps because babies born in winter enter a harsher environment than those born in the summer, they remain closer to their caregivers and so are less adventurous and lucky in life. Or perhaps women who give birth in late winter have had access to different foods than those who give birth in the summer, and this affects the personality of their offspring.
    作者后文又列举了南半球的实验结果,发现确实低温时出生的人确实比较不幸。
    2014-05-30 16:06:48 回应
  • THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF TIME AND MIND
    At the time of his analysis in the early 1990s, budding English footballers were eligible to play professionally only if they were at least seventeen years old when the season started, which was in August. Potential players born between September and November would therefore have been about ten months older, and more physically mature, than those born between June and August. These extra few months proved to be a real bonus when it came to the strength, endurance, and speed needed to play football, with the result that those born between September and November were more likely to be picked to play at a professional level. Years of research have revealed an overwhelming amount of evidence for the effect in many sporting arenas. Regardless of when a sporting season starts, there is an excess of athletes whose month of birth falls in the first few months of that season. From American Major League baseball to British county cricket, Canadian ice hockey to Brazilian soccer, the month of birth of athletes is related to their sporting success.
    我也发现学校里同年级优秀的学生中,年长的占多数。
    2014-05-30 16:17:50 回应
  • 第94页
    对节日的期待和盼望可以让老人撑过艰难的时光,晚一口咽气。
    An examination of Chinese death records around the event showed that the death rate dipped by 35 percent in the week before the festival and peaked by the same amount in the week after.
    2014-12-21 22:11:00 回应
  • 第96页
    或许人类就是有预知自己命运的能力呢,这项研究无法说服我。
    The team classified participants into three groups: a "pessimistic" group, whose members expected the future to be bleak; an "optimistic" group, whose members had much higher expectations about the future; and a "neutral" group, whose members held expectations that were neither especially positive nor especially negative. They then monitored the groups over six years and found that the men in the "pessimistic" group were far more likely to die from cancer, cardiovascular disease, and accidents than those in the "neutral" group. In contrast, those in the "optimistic" group exhibited a far lower mortality rate than those in the other two groups.
    2014-12-21 22:15:48 回应
  • 第122页
    人类判断谎言的能力就比随机高那么一点点,可以随便说谎了呢~
    The public's skills were little better than chance.
    2014-12-21 22:19:19 回应
  • 第141页
    Like all social signals, smiling is open to fakery.
    2014-12-24 23:19:52 回应
  • 第53页
    To be seen as accurate, astrology and graphology do not have to be accurate. Instead, you simply give people a general statement about personality and their brains will trick them into believing that it is insightful and individual.
    2017-07-10 09:38:26 回应

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