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Why do humans instinctively reject evidence contrary to their beliefs? - Climate: Explained

Guest Author Nov 11, 2020

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz Why do humans instinctively reject evidence contrary to their beliefs? Do we understand why and how people … Read More

Beliefs about normal sleep - Sleep on it

Karyn O'Keeffe Mar 24, 2015

Having an understanding of what normal sleep looks like helps us identify when we are experiencing worrying sleep difficulties. Anecdotally, many people believe that good healthy sleep involves one solid period of sleep from lights out to waking in the morning.  Recently, a group of Australian researchers tested this hypothesis by asking a group of young (18-25 years) and older … Read More