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Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities interprets the cultural and social impact of new media and information technologies–the fundamental components of the new information age–as well as creates and applies these technologies to answer cultural, social, historical, and philological questions, both those traditionally conceived and those only enabled by new technologies.

This three links are from digital humanities projects because they study some humanity topics using the new technologies to improve their researches and studies:

http://digitalhumanities.yale.edu/projects/multilateral-moneyballMultilateral Moneyball

http://digitalhumanities.yale.edu/projects/photogrammarPhotogrammar

http://digitalhumanities.yale.edu/projects/works-jonathan-edwards-onlineWorks of Jonathan Edwards Online

 

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Google Ngram Viewer: insomnia,syndrome & sleeplessness

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=insomnia%2Csyndrome%2Csleeplessness&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cinsomnia%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Csyndrome%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Csleeplessness%3B%2Cc0

 

Glossary

  • Sleep disorders: kind of problems of sleeping which include difficulties for falling asleep or staying asleep, falling asleep at inappropriate moments, be very sleepy, abnormal behaviours during sleep.
  • Sleeplessness: difficulties for falling asleep and staying asleep. This it can be during two weeks, it can appear and disappear or it can be permanent (chronic).
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness: difficulties for staying awake. People who have this disorder feel tired during the day. Symptoms which are not caused by sleeplessness are called hypersomnia.
  • Circadian rhythm:s any biological process that displays an endogenous, entrainable oscillation of about 24 hours.
  • Chronic: a condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects.
  • Pathology: group of symptoms that together are characteristic of a specific disorder, disease,…
  • Syndrome: a disease or disorder that involves a particular group of signs and symptoms.
  • Symptoms: a change in the body or mind which indicates that a disease is present.
  • REM phase (Rapid Eye Movement): period of sleep during which dreaming takes place, characterized by rapid periodic twitching movements of the eye muscles and other physiological changes, such as accelerated respiration and heart rate, increased brain activity, and muscle relaxation.
  • Insomnia: chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time.

Sleeping makes you more intelligent and creative

There are some investigations that prove that sleeping stimulates creativity and increases inteligence.

A National Geographic article explains us that there is a recent study which proves that a person who sleeps with the REM phase is more creativity than other, acording to the head of the study, Sara Mednick.

In the experiment there were three groups of people: the first group slept and arrived to the REM phase, the second group slept but not arriving to the REM phase, and the last group of people didn’t sleep, they only rested. So this people who arrived to the REM phase got better results than the others in the analog problem answers.

ABOUT

Hi, my name is Irene Colás and I’m sixteen years old. I live in Terrassa (Barcelona) and I study at Escola Tecnos, that’s why I’m here. I’m very interested in psychology world and, in fact, that’s what want to study. Moreover, I like to spend time with the ones I love and go shopping.

An other thing I love is to help other people and trying to advise them with my knowledge on certain topics. A topic that I know well, because I’ve researched it, is about sleep questions. So, in this blog, you will find all about this topic. From scientific information to psychology studies, experiments…

Have a look on it!

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