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<span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';"><span style="color:#003366;">DS, Will, and I went to a taping studio last spring, where we taped a segment for a Nova show. He was recruited through the childhood cognitive development program at MIT, where he is in preschool. He had to do several tasks related to childhood development. He did 2 segments, which were both great fun. The first was all about delayed gratification (the Mischel's Marshmallow Test). He looked super cute on camera, but he "failed" the test. Of course, you can't really "fail" the test...and they say that children don't begin to develop the capability for delayed gratification until age 4, but of course, I thought he'd be advanced at age 3! <img alt="" src="http://home.ourlittleuniverse.com/images/smilies/heee.gif" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
The 2nd segment was all about the difference between implicit vs explicit learning. I'm not as clear on the concept of this test, and I'll have to read all about it, but Will had a fun time with it.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';"><span style="color:#003366;">Of course, I couldn't take photos during the taping itself, but in between "takes" I snapped a few photos. (Yes, they used the clapper thingie in between takes and Will really wanted to play with it!)</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';"><span style="color:#003366;">Will explored the studio with his "teacher" as the film crew made some last minute adjustments.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';"><span style="color:#003366;"><img alt="" src="http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d828b3127cce855cb2219b8d00000026109AcuWjho0ak" style="border:0px solid;"></span></span><br><br><span style="color:#003366;"><span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';">No shoes were allowed in the studio, so everyone was barefoot.</span></span><br><br><br><span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';"><span style="color:#003366;"><img alt="" src="http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d828b3127cce855cb2081a9400000026109AcuWjho0ak" style="border:0px solid;"></span></span><br><br><span style="color:#003366;"><span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';">He had fun marching over the "train tracks" (actually the tracks for the moving camera that panned around the scene)</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';"><span style="color:#003366;"><img alt="" src="http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d828b3127cce855cb2bd9b1100000026109AcuWjho0ak" style="border:0px solid;"></span></span><br><br><br><span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';"><span style="color:#003366;">The crew had to work on taping down the red table cloth, because it kept sliding as Will manipulated the toy on the table. Will was happy to help with the tape!</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';"><span style="color:#003366;"><img alt="" src="http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d828b3127cce855cc9635a5a00000026109AcuWjho0ak" style="border:0px solid;"></span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';"><span style="color:#003366;">Will examined the toy from afar.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';"><span style="color:#003366;"><img alt="" src="http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d828b3127cce855cb2a81a3400000026109AcuWjho0ak" style="border:0px solid;"></span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';"><span style="color:#003366;">We both had a really fun time, and I had just assumed that the show was going to be about child development. HUMAN child development.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';"><span style="color:#003366;">Okay, now we have a DATE! But, as it turns out, the program is not specifically about human childhood development. In fact, the title of the show is</span></span> <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/apegenius/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';"><span style="color:#495657;">"Ape Genius"!</span></span></a> <span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';"><span style="color:#003366;">I can only guess that they are going to show how children and apes differ in their developmental approach to tasks...but I'm CRACKING UP that my son is going to be on the show APE GENIUS!</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';"><span style="color:#003366;">The program airs on the PBS series NOVA on Tuesday, February 19th at 8pm EST. I'm going to set my DVR now to see my DS, APE GENIUS!</span> <img alt="" src="http://home.ourlittleuniverse.com/images/smilies/roflol.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';">--Robin</span>
 

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How cool is this? Congratulations! I hope I can see it as well.
 

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How cool is that? Wasn't he on another Nova show a while back? I'm chuckling over the Ape Genius title. I was showing MrC and we were laughing about how we were just glad our boys didn't end up on <i>America's Most Wanted</i> let alone a show on Nova about geniuses (ape or human). Just kidding, they were good boys most of the time but I do have some dandy stories. I probably won't get around to watching it but be sure to let us know how it goes.<br><br>
Nice photos -- love those red curls.
 

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This is so cool! I'll be checking our schedule to see if it's on here on the 19th. I love NOVA, and I'll name drop that Dr. Neil Tyson is a friend of ours! His DW is my sister's best friend from childhood! Small world, no?
 

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Robin that is wonderful! I will be looking forward to watching it. Larry
 

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I just went to the DirecTV web site and (theoretically) programmed the show into my DVR from there. Can't wait to see it and say "I know that kid's mom!"
 

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That is really neat..I am recording it too...<br><br>
A star is born......<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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......Very Cool rt//........
 

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We watched it last night. Couldn't wait to get those apes out of the way so we could see the real star! Now you have him recorded for all time Robin. Way to go! Spareribs
 

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Robin,<br>
Didn't get to see all of it. But as Ribs said "Got to see the star" pointing.<br><br>
Wish I still had hair like his<img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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DH and I watched as well - Will got a standing ovation at our house!
 
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