Curious Exploration 2: The Cake is a Lie

In this episode we explore the theory of Ego Depletion, and how this culturally entrenched idea has come under suspicion lately of not being as reliable as we once thought. Sydney joins us for this episode.

An article from Slate on the crumbling theory.

A blog from Neuroskeptic at Discover Magazine explaining in more depth, as well as the response from the researchers who have spear-headed the debunking.

Also a note that Sydney is correct in this episode, and Joe was wrong. Participants were tested by temptation first, and then did a task.