DailyDirt: Are Our Minds Made Up?

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There are all sorts of correlations to be made between various personality aspects with success or enviable skill. No one discounts the hard work and roughly 10,000 hours needed to achieve some degree of mastery at a task, but on top of the blood, sweat and tears, there's always the nagging concern that a special gene or innate trait is necessary to achieve the greatest rewards. Determinism oftentimes creeps into our interpretations of scientific studies, and here are just a few examples to ponder. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.


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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 17th, 2012 @ 7:33pm

    Oh look, another attempt to spam your way up the relevancy on stumble upon. How classless.

     

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    Rekrul, Oct 18th, 2012 @ 1:28am

    I would have skewed the Marshmallow Test, I didn't really like marshmallows as a kid. :)

     

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