[FoRK] Fwd: [hackerdojo] NightOwls are smarter...
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Mon Jul 12 06:15:17 PDT 2010
On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 1:38 AM, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> Lol... What about those that stay up until 2-6am? ;-)
Like convenience store workers, strippers (and their patrons)?
(How come YOU get to top post?)
> Thought the Dojo might like this:
> IQs and Zs
> Night owls are smarter than other people, and now we may know why. The
> modern world contains many features our slow-to-evolve brains still
> find unfamiliar—cars, TVs, hot dogs on a stick. But the world has
> always thrown new stuff at us, and brighter humans may adapt more
> Satoshi Kanazawa, a psychologist at The London School of Economics and
> Political Science, argues that, while we have specialized mental
> modules for navigation, social interaction, and other age-old tasks,
> general intelligence is its own module handling only evolutionarily
> novel circumstances. And he has data showing that people with higher
> IQs are more likely to have values and preferences that just didn't
> make sense for our ancestors to embrace. One of those is staying up
> A previous study found that evening people are smarter than morning
> people. In a new paper, Kanazawa replicates the finding and provides a
> theoretical grounding. Because the nocturnal lifestyle allowed by
> electricity didn't exist 10,000 years ago, we must now rely on general
> intelligence to override our early-to-bed instincts. So those with
> more of it stay up later. How much later? See below.
> Night Lights
> Bedtimes and wake-up times for Americans in their 20s by IQ.
> Very Dull (IQ< 75)
> Weekday: 11:41 P.M.-7:20 A.M.
> Weekend: 12:35 A.M.-10:09 A.M.
> Normal (90< IQ< 110)
> Weekday: 12:10 A.M.-7:32 A.M.
> Weekend: 1:13 A.M.-10:14 A.M.
> Very Bright (IQ> 125)
> Weekday: 12:29 A.M.-7:52 A.M.
> Weekend: 1:44 A.M.-11:07 A.M.
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