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May 11, 2021

Habits & Health episode 13 with Vincent Walsh Professor of Human Brain Research, Applied Cognitive Neuroscience of UCL. In this episode we discuss many aspects around sleep, peak performance, effective learning and much more.

Topics discussed include:

  • Circadian clock
  • Melatonin
  • Shift workers
  • Homeostasis
  • 3 Golden Rules of Sleep
  • How poor sleep affects digestion and our eating habits
  • How sleep affects learning and memory
  • Naps
  • Polyphasic sleep
  • Night owls and morning larks]
  • Sleep needs for teenage children
  • Effective ways to study and retain the material
  • The UK education system
  • Music lessons
  • Interweaved learning

Recommended books by Vincent:

The rest is noise - Alec Ross

The Cello Suites: J. S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece - Eric Siblin

The Daring Invention of Logarithm Tables: How Jost Bürgi, John Napier, and Henry Briggs simplified arithmetic and started the computing revolution - Klaus Truemper


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