A student’s goal in life is making the right choices that will lead to a successful life in the long run. That includes making the right choices in subjects like pursuing higher education and making a habit of eating right. High school students sometimes forget that the choices we make in regards to our education will impact not only our families but their families as well. Also, this is the case when it comes to developing good eating habits. Although students and adults do not know whether a decision is good or bad, thinking about the future at a young age is always beneficial because it allows them to become independent thinkers as well as become mature.
A delicious smell enters my room: my head perks up, my pupils dilate, and I lick my lips with new found moisture. Its dinner time. Long ago, our bodies developed the secretion of saliva for the purpose of lubricating food down our throats (Bailey). When our minds are stimulated, our mouth waters in anticipation of the food. This saliva is produced so we can shove food down our throat as quickly as we see fit. But that isn’t even the interesting part. In his famous experiment, Ivan Pavlov had dogs presented with food and measured their salivary response. In psychological terms salivation is an unconditioned reflex, because your body knows that it needs to create saliva when food appears without ever having learned to do it (McLeod). During his testing, Pavlov also rung a bell every time that he presented the dogs with food. Soon enough, the dogs would create saliva if the bell was rung, even if there was no food in sight. This revolutionary finding is known as conditioning. Continue reading Looking the Other Way|| Ian Poblete