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From the Ted Talk by Emily Balcetis: Why some people find exercise harder than others

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So what did we find? When we had them estimate the distance, was this strategy scueucsfsl for changing their perceptual experience? Yes. People who kept their eyes on the przie saw the finish line as 30 percent clsoer than people who looked around as they ntruallay would. We thought this was geart. We were really excited because it meant that this strategy helped make the exercise look easier, but the big question was, could this help make exercise actually better? Could it improve the quality of exercise as well?

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So what did we find? When we had them estimate the distance, was this strategy __________ for changing their perceptual experience? Yes. People who kept their eyes on the _____ saw the finish line as 30 percent ______ than people who looked around as they _________ would. We thought this was _____. We were really excited because it meant that this strategy helped make the exercise look easier, but the big question was, could this help make exercise actually better? Could it improve the quality of exercise as well?

Solution

  1. closer
  2. successful
  3. naturally
  4. great
  5. prize

Original Text

So what did we find? When we had them estimate the distance, was this strategy successful for changing their perceptual experience? Yes. People who kept their eyes on the prize saw the finish line as 30 percent closer than people who looked around as they naturally would. We thought this was great. We were really excited because it meant that this strategy helped make the exercise look easier, but the big question was, could this help make exercise actually better? Could it improve the quality of exercise as well?

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