• WatDabney@sopuli.xyz
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    9 days ago

    Or that those who score better on intelligence, reasoning and memory tests tend to stay up late.

    Maybe because their brains won’t shut up and let them sleep.

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    9 days ago

    What is the name of the cognitive bias where, upon seeing a headline like this, you get an ego related endorphin rush that tells your brain “see, this is proof that I’m better than…”

    It’s like when people post studies about book readers being smarter in forums about books.

    Anyway, I’m still awake.

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      8 days ago

      Confirmation bias.

      After a quick skim of this study I don’t feel it proof of anything. It looks more like p-hacking.

      The data was pulled from a database so it’s entirely statically analysis. There’s no control. It’s all self reported.

      It’s quite odd that being a former smoker caused one to perform better than a current smoker or a never smoker. Of course they leave that out of the abstract.

      • TheSambassador@lemmy.world
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        8 days ago

        It’s similar to confirmation bias, but I think that’s the wrong name for the phenomenon. Confirmation bias is when we don’t question things that align with our world view and reject things that don’t align with it. It’s certainly related to a desire for a sense of superiority, but there is something about that specific rush of neurotransmitters.

  • Fizz@lemmy.nz
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    9 days ago

    Why do articles like this never link the research they are referencing?

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      8 days ago

      Why do articles almost never present their sources at all, be it research or not? That makes it so much harder to evaluate them.

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        8 days ago

        It drives me insane when articles link themselves as a source. Example of what in thunking of.

        “The world is ending because of human sized ants

        Then you click on the link expecting a source to back up their claim and it links to an article they wrote called human sized ants are taking over the world and that article links back to another article from them forever and ever but never has an actual source or any information to support their claims.

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      9 days ago

      Can’t link to imagination

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    8 days ago

    At least they asked for further opinions on this by other researchers:

    But some experts urged caution in interpreting the findings. Jacqui Hanley, head of research funding at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “Without a detailed picture of what is going on in the brain, we don’t know if being a ‘morning’ or ‘evening’ person affects memory and thinking, or if a decline in cognition is causing changes to sleeping patterns.”

    Jessica Chelekis, a senior lecturer in sustainability global value chains and sleep expert at Brunel University London, said there were “important limitations” to the study as the research did not account for education attainment, or include the time of day the cognitive tests were conducted in the results. The main value of the study was challenging stereotypes around sleep, she added.

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    8 days ago

    It’s my understanding that if you’re a night owl, you probably have a mental disorder. This article is to get mentally ill people to stay up longer and create more havoc. I did the research and interpreted the results as I saw fit.