Not a morning person?

In: Geral

3 Apr 2010

Nunca me enganaram…

There’s good news for young adults who love to sleep in.

A study at the University of Toronto tested self-reported alertness against working memory trials and body temperature (an objective measure of readiness). In the morning, seniors’ working memories trumped those of young adults, aligning with their own assessments of when they were at their best mentally.

As the day wore on, however, the young adults gained the upper hand in working memory usage. The young adults were actually at their best mentally in the late night hours. Attention and verbal articulation seemed to be affected by the time of day as well.

While it might fly in the face of established parental attitudes, allowing a young adult to sleep in might enable him to be more productive!”

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