Insights

"Why do we sleep?" by Greg Alder

Why do we sleep?

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A short while back, I asked this question on Quora. It’s a very simple question. Like a lot of simple questions, the answer is not so simple. There are a number of wonderful answers to my question, written by neuroscientists,…

"The road not taken" by Greg Alder

The road not taken

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Do you know this Robert Frost poem from 1915? Here are the messages I get from it: The first message I get is one of independence, a literal message about taking the road less travelled, doing things your own way,…