News that Vexes

News that Vexes

It's so tiresome to read 'new studies' that reveal Smoking, Stress or Obesity are Bad for you. Yet these studies appear all the time. It's time to take back the newswire from so-called Scientists!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Welcome to 2011 - where a new study indicates you tend to make bad decisions when you're tired.

The authors suggest that changes in the brain chemical dopamine after sleep deprivation lead to altered decision-making behavior.

Wait, are you telling me that instead of thinking about an important decision, you're thinking, "Hey, I'm really tired." - or perhaps just nodding off?

Attention Gamblers! [who also read Journal of Neuroscience] - or who frequent News That Vexes: "The more tired you are -- even if propped up by medications, alcohol, coffee or bright lights and noise -- the less likely you are to carefully evaluate your risk of losing."

These unsurprising surprising results courtesy of Michael Chee, MD. Drop him a line to congratulate him!


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