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Subtle eye movements betray the impulsive and impatient -

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The marshmallow study also may have suggested that children with low impulse control were somehow morally weak human beings. The current findings - that impatience is so fundamental a trait that it shows up in the involuntary movement of our eyes - suggests a far kinder conclusion: that while patience can perhaps be practiced and learned, impulsiveness - and its consequences - are not wholly under our control.

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