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Galileo Time and Chronobiology

Galileo Time and Chronobiology

He discovered that what most affected a pendulum’s motion was the length of its string—and that for any given length of string a pendulum always took the same amount of time to make one full swing. That periodicity, he concluded, made pendulums ideal timekeepers. Galileo’s insight led to the invention of pendulum clocks a few decades later. And pendulum clocks, in turn, produced something that we don’t realize is a relatively new concept: “the time.” Imagine life without even a…

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Temporal landmarks

Temporal landmarks

Why new year’s resolutions are more important than we ever thought Since young, we have all known that whenever New Year comes or whenever we get holidays we always start thinking about what we want to do, and which new activities we will try to enjoy it more. But while we always saw this in movies, I never thought that it would actually have that big of an effect but, actually research shows that these times of the year are…

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How the time of day can affect you (I)Time of the day and decision making

How the time of day can affect you (I)Time of the day and decision making

Many of us may have intuitively noticed how we are better at some tasks than others depending on the time of the day. For example, you may be better at tasks that require focus early in the morning or it could be the other way around and it isn’t only after noon that you are able to focus. We may have though that this patterns are specific to us or we may have never given it much thought at all…

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Hunger

Hunger

Photo by Tristan Colangelo on Unsplash What is hunger Hunger is, different from what many of us could imagine, partly a learned phenomena. Think for example of how many of us don’t feel hungry the moment we wake up, and how this changes once we start seeing cues that remind us of breakfast. Or how even though  not much time has passed since our last meal, we start feeling »hungry» as lunchtime  and dinnertime arrive. It isn’t only because too…

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