Baby Tortoises Love Faces, and That’s a Big Deal for Science

Curiosity Daily Oct 29, 2020

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Learn how deliberate practice makes perfect, what the New England Vampire Panic is, and how baby tortoises are attracted to faces from birth.

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Practice Won’t Make Perfect, But Deliberate Practice Might by Ashley Hamer
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‌Anders Ericsson, K. (2016, April 10). Malcolm Gladwell got us wrong: Our research was key to the 10,000-hour rule, but here’s what got oversimplified. Salon; Salon.com. https://www.salon.com/2016/04/10/malcolm_gladwell_got_us_wrong_our_research_was_key_to_the_10000_hour_rule_but_heres_what_got_oversimplified/
‌Anderson, J. (2017, March 2). How to make your kid good at anything, according to Anders Ericsson, an expert on peak performance and originator of the 10,000-hour rule. Quartz; Quartz. https://qz.com/915646/how-to-make-your-kid-good-at-anything-according-to-anders-ericsson-an-expert-on-peak-performance-and-originator-of-the-10000-hour-rule/

After the Salem Witch Trials, There Was the New England Vampire Panic by Reuben Westmaas
Original episode: https://www.curiositydaily.com/exercising-for-different-body-types-new-england-va/ 

Baby tortoises are attracted to faces from birth, which means faces have been important for a long time by Grant Currin
Tortoise hatchlings are attracted to faces from birth. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-09/qmuo-tha091120.php
‌Versace, E., Damini, S., & Stancher, G. (2020). Early preference for face-like stimuli in solitary species as revealed by tortoise hatchlings. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 202011453. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2011453117

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