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New study suggests “an association between creativity and physical activity in everyday life”

In my book Rest, I talked at length about the surprising research suggesting the virtues of physical activity for creatives. There’s lots of biographical data (or anecdotes) that

By |2021-02-10T13:11:39-08:00February 10th, 2021|Creativity, Exercise, Science|Comments Off on New study suggests “an association between creativity and physical activity in everyday life”

What online and offline chess tournaments can tell us about the impact of lockdowns on cognitive performance

  Researchers have been studying the productivity effects of remote work and work from home for years, and generally the results have trended in a positive direction. Stanford

By |2021-07-26T10:37:29-07:00August 5th, 2020|Flow, Health / Medicine / Wellness, Science, Work|Comments Off on What online and offline chess tournaments can tell us about the impact of lockdowns on cognitive performance

New study: Air quality affects chess players’ ability

The Times reports on a new study on the impact of pollution on cognitive performance: Chess players make worse decisions when they breathe dirtier air, suggesting that even

By |2019-12-17T05:34:15-08:00December 17th, 2019|Business and work, Health / Medicine / Wellness, Science|1 Comment

“The idea here is not that we should start to off random senior scientists to make room for the new blood”. (Or is it?)

Stata Center, MIT Inside Higher Ed reports on a new study by MIT professor Pierre Azoulay on the impact of the deaths of star scientists on their fields.

By |2019-09-03T09:47:50-07:00September 3rd, 2019|Creativity, Science|Comments Off on “The idea here is not that we should start to off random senior scientists to make room for the new blood”. (Or is it?)

Circadian rhythms and work rhythms

The New York Times has an interesting piece about efforts to match work schedules to circadian rhythms: At the Denmark offices of the pharmaceutical company AbbVie, employees design

By |2020-11-24T09:25:59-08:00December 27th, 2018|Routines, Science, Sleep|Comments Off on Circadian rhythms and work rhythms
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