A study in the July 1 issue of the journal SLEEP shows that sleep extension is beneficial to athletic performance, reaction time, vigor, fatigue, and mood in collegiate basketball players. The study is the first to document sleep extension and the athletic performance of actively competing athletes.
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Researchers report that they can predict “with unprecedented accuracy” how well you will do on a complex task such as a strategic video game simply by analyzing activity in a specific region of your brain. The findings, published in the online journal PLoS ONE, offer detailed insights into the brain structures that facilitate learning, and […]
In a policy paper released today the American College of Physicians reaffirmed its support for increased health care transparency. Healthcare Transparency – Focus on Price and Clinical Performance Information, the first paper in a series of policy papers about transparency, is an introduction and overview of the issues and challenges faced with increased health care […]
A star golfer misses a critical putt; a brilliant student fails to ace a test; a savvy salesperson blows a key presentation. Each of these people has suffered the same bump in mental processing: They have just choked under pressure. It is tempting to dismiss such failures as “just nerves.” But to University of Chicago […]