Sunday, July 21, 2013

Heat Wave Broken?

    I just found (via Google) a Scientific American article on My Brain on Hot Weather that describes studies indicating that complex thinking is harder in hot weather, possibly because it takes more energy, specifically glucose, to cool us down than heat us up. 

On the other hand, the article states, if you read to the end, which I did for once, that this is mostly true on vacation/in a strange place/during unusual weather patterns. 

Good Old Adaptable Human beings think just fine when they grew up in the tropics.  For once a scientific article that makes perfectly good common sense.

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