Why did the chicken cross the road – 9-month-olds an interpret the behaviour of an abstract computer
We all know too well why the #ChickenCrossedTheRoad to get to the other side right; however lets look at the stage of development.
9-month-olds an interpret the behaviour of an abstract computer-animated object as being goal-directed and can infer its novel action in a changed situation. Infants
were habituated to an event in which a small circle repeatedly approached a large circle by ‘jumping over’ a rectangle. During the test phase, when the rectangle is removed, infants look longer if the small circle repeats its familiar jumping approach than when it takes a novel but shorter (straight line) approach route.
Infants must establish a specific explanatory relation among three elements: the action, the goal state, and the constraints of physical reality.
Adults tend to describe the jumping event in mentalistic terms such as ‘it wants to go to the other circle and thinks the obstacle is impenetrable…
A Frog However…
A frog Fell into a pot on a stove ….
As the temperature of the water begins to rise, the frog adjusts its body temperature accordingly. The frog keeps adjusting its body temperature with the increasing temperature of the water. Just when the water is about to reach boiling point, the frog cannot adjust anymore. At this point the frog decides to jump out. The frog tries to jump but it is unable to do so because it has lost all its strength in adjusting with the rising water temperature. Very soon the frog dies.
What Killed the Frog?
Think about it! I know many of us will say the boiling water. But the truth about what killed the frog was its own inability to decide when to jump out.
We all need to adjust with people & situations, but we need to be sure when we need to adjust & when we need to move on. There are times when we need to face the situation and take appropriate actions. If we allow people to exploit us physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually or mentally they will continue to do so.
You and Me
Is he to painful for our relationship?
Does she hurt me when she calls?
Do I lose more working at this place than my paycheck can cover?
Do really love him or am I in Love with being in a relationship?
Has the pain of letting go grown more than the pain of holding on…
Let us decide when to move on to the next #Bus!
Let’s jump while we still have the strength.