19 Jun '11, 5pm

Turns Out 'Sleeping On It' Makes Good Scientific Sense

Turns Out 'Sleeping On It' Makes Good Scientific Sense

We've all heard it time and time again. Before making decisions of any magnitude, we should sleep on it. It's the most rational way to make decisions, right? That's right. According to a study reported on Science Daily , sleeping on it makes good scientific sense. The new study from University of Massachusetts Amherst psychologist Rebecca Spencer found that another positive result of a good night's sleep was an increase in our cognitive skills and the ability to reason. The study used a gambling test based on cognitive reasoning to make its case. According to Science Daily : [T]he researchers gave two groups of 18- to 23-year-old college undergraduates a brief morning or afternoon preview of the gambling task, so brief that it was not possible for them to learn its underlying rule. Subjects were then asked to come back in 12 hours. The 28 subjects who got the preview in th...

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Do Energy Subsidies Make Green Sense?

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greenbiz.com 24 Jun '11, 3pm

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