Lucky Guesses Maybe More Than Luck

 

这是给晚上美语发音班的同学的。下面是我在课堂上给大家做过示范的:

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下面我把全文以及录音都放在这里,希望同学们用所教方法来练习,把这篇文章能够轻松读出来,并且做到像自己在说话一样。

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This is Scientific American 60-Second Science. I’m Cynthia Graber. This’ll just take a minute.

        In the hit movie Slumdog Millionaire, the star answers game show questions correctly based on his life experiences. At least one right answer, however, is a lucky guess. But maybe the guess wasn’t so lucky. Maybe his brain actually knew the answer—even though he didn’t realize it.
        That’s what scientists at Northwestern University are saying about so
called lucky guesses. They published their research online in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
        Study participants were shown brightly colored pictures. They had to memorize half. While viewing the other half, they had to concentrate on remembering a spoken number. So they were distracted. Later, they were quizzed on all the images. Surprisingly, they were more successful at remembering those images that they only paid half a mind to. Not only that, but they were more accurate when they said they were just guessing. The researchers say their visual systems stored memories quite accurately, even when the participants weren’t paying attention. And that what we call intuition, some of those gut feelings we get, may often be based on good information.

Thanks for the minute for Scientific American 60-Second Science. I’m Cynthia Graber.

 

0 Replies to “Lucky Guesses Maybe More Than Luck”

  1. 老师,你把软件给了我们,但是使用时还是有困难。我想把自己的声音录下来,和录音进行对比,找出差距,但是没有办法把他们放在一起。该怎么办呢?What

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