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(Early) Neuroscience Wednesday!
(It’s actually still Tuesday…)
What is Chronobiology?
It’s no secret that teens have trouble getting up in the morning, often falling half-asleep during classes and maybe even labelled as ‘lazy’ by perhaps their parents or teachers.
“Well, if you would just go to bed earlier you wouldn’t feel so tired in the morning!”, is advise often given to those of us who just aren’t morning people. Easier said than done right?
Well, the next time you are berated by people older than you, let them know that the reason you go to bed late and don’t want to get up in the morning has less to do with your lazy personality and more to do with your brain chemistry!
In this post I will tell you what chronobiology is, how it affects every aspect of your life, and society as a whole, and explain the concept of Social Jetlag. Furthermore, you can test if you’re a night owl or early bird, and how you compare to other people your age (while at the same time participating in research)!