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  • Big decision ahead? The power of the unconscious mind

    Big decision ahead? The power of the unconscious mind

    Maischa von Reth | | 0
    Our unconscious processing capacity is larger than our conscious one, providing an advantage in weighting of alternatives when trying to make a decision. Does overnight sleep also provide an advantage in decision-making as common sense suggests?
  • Why you should plan your outfits the night before

    Why you should plan your outfits the night before

    Leanne Kuiper | | 0
    In the light of two studies on different aspects of decision making, you might make better outfit decisions if you start the night before and give yourself time to consider their attributes.
  • Can sleeping make you smarter?

    Can sleeping make you smarter?

    Beate Krauss | | 0
    Before tests many people tend to reduce their amount of sleep in favor of study time. But is this method really supportive? What if we could perform even better when allowing ourselves to have some rest?
  • Eat, modafinil, work, repeat: Can sleep be replaced?

    Eat, modafinil, work, repeat: Can sleep be replaced?

    Rebecca Mourits | | 0
    Ever pulled an all-nighter to get the job done? Then you’ll know firsthand: lack of sleep leaves us cranky, forgetful and distracted. If you’re not a big fan of coffee, there now may be something else to reboot your system.
  • Don’t go to sleep!

    Don’t go to sleep!

    Claudia Pama | | 0
    Feeling down? Perhaps experiencing some winter blues? Sleep deprivation might be the answer. Neuroscientists at Tufts University have revealed an interesting mechanism behind this puzzling solution, by investigating the role of astrocytes.