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A blog by Leon Oudejans


Why We Yawn (Psychology Today)

Psychology Today title: Why We YawnPT subtitle: A large study about yawning reveals a surprising insight.By: Sebastian Ocklenburg, Ph.D.Date: 17 May 2021 "KEY POINTS Why we yawn is still largely a scientific mystery.The world’s largest study on yawning analyzed yawns from 101 species.The results show the animals with bigger brains yawn longer.This finding supports...

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Defying body clock linked to depression and lower wellbeing (Medical Xpress)

Medical Xpress title: Defying body clock linked to depression and lower wellbeingBy: University of ExeterDate: 7 June 2021 "People whose sleep pattern goes against their natural body clock are more likely to have depression and lower levels of wellbeing, according to a largescale new study. Research led by the University of Exeter, published in Molecular...

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Sleeping Too Little in Middle Age May Increase Dementia Risk, Study Finds (NYT)

NYT title: Sleeping Too Little in Middle Age May Increase Dementia Risk, Study FindsNYT subtitle 1: The research, tracking thousands of people from age 50 on, suggests those who sleep six hours or less a night are more likely to develop dementia in their late 70s.NYT subtitle 2: The study followed nearly 8,000 people in Britain for about 25 years,...

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The simplicity bias

Everything in life, nature and the Universe is about balance & symmetry (my blogs). I've written several blogs on the complexity bias but overlooked a simplicity bias. Nevertheless, my 2020 blog was about humans using (simple) routines to cope with our (complex) decisions.  Yesterday's...

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Why do we build routines in our lives?

I like routines and have built lots of them into my life: waking up around 8am with music, drinking a few cappuccinos in bed before I get up, shower and start my day, an afternoon walk, and sleeping at around 23:30. Since some 10 years, I have changed one of my routines: no more double espressos in the evening; else my sleep will be ruined. Other well-known human...

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