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MSU launches speaker series to help students find ‘A-Game’

September 19, 2013

University of Mississippi psychology professor and author Kenneth J. Sufka discusses the importance of holding multiple short study sessions over several days instead of studying all night for an exam during a lecture for Mississippi State University's Successful Student Speaker Series Wednesday at the Colvard Student Union. (Photo by Steven Nalley, SDN)

At one point during his lecture for Mississippi State University students, University of Mississippi psychology professor and neuroscientist Kenneth J. Sufka asked students to pick out an accurately drawn picture of a penny from amid 14 other inaccurate penny pictures on a projector slide.

The trouble was that all of the pennies had the same color, the same size, and the same picture of Abraham Lincoln. Some had Abraham Lincoln facing left. Others had him facing right. Many of them had the year of printing and the phrases "In God We Trust" and "The United States of America" in different positions. Only one picture had all the elements of a penny in the right places.

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