I used to sleep the normal 7.5 hours a day. Over the last 180 days I have slept an average of 5 hours 57 minutes per day. So, after 2 years of experimentation and occasional deep dives into the scientific literature, here are my theses on sleep:
re: sleepiness indicating the boringness of the environment, ime it goes deeper than that. sleepiness can become a psychological defense against many uncomfortable emotions and "boredom" is often hiding one or more of these
^ matches my experience
Today we release the findings of our survey of MPs, testing their statistical skills (a thread) rss.org.uk/news-publicati…
We asked a sample of MPs the same simple probability question we asked them ten years ago - if you toss a coin twice, what is the probability of getting two heads?
This time round, around half of respondents (52%) gave the correct answer of 🥁 25% This is a likely improvement from when we polled MPs in 2011, when 40% of respondents gave the correct answer
in 1997 David was a postdoc with Lenny Guarente & published a very nice paper showing that SIR2 extends the number of times a yeast mother cell can produce daughter cells by controlling formation of ribosomal DNA circles doi.org/10.1016/S0092-…
Brandon Ghaeli ⚡️ @heyitsmebrandon@CharlesMBrenner Where there is money, there will be misinformation. Enjoying the balance of your tweets vs. Sinclair. Can you explain the peer review process? Curious how/why it has failed on some of his articles as you point out.
^ thread about David Sinclair 🤔
In my experience, they *are* near-universally effective—for example, my top piece of perf feedback from reports is that our 1:1s are very useful—but this updates me that that’s not the default and perhaps even my “care a lot” advice in benkuhn.net/11 is insufficient.
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