Study reports warm-blooded animals with higher body temperatures have lower amounts of REM sleep, while those with lower body temperatures have more REM sleep. Researchers say REM sleep acts like a “thermostatically controlled brain heater.”
It’s rare to attend an outdoor party in warm weather without hearing people complain about mosquitoes. They swat away, sit in campfire smoke, cover up with blankets and eventually just give up and go indoors.
Our brains are wired to forget, but there are research-backed strategies you can use to make your teaching stick. Teachers have long known that rote memorization can lead to a superficial grasp of material that is quickly forgotten.
When you’re working or studying, what do you have on in the background? Perhaps a podcast, music of some kind, or maybe complete silence? Evidence suggests that certain types of music might help or indeed hinder our attempts to learn.