Big Think: Harvard study: Heat slows down the brain by 13%

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Research

A Harvard study of 44 students has confirmed what each and every one of us who has ever been an adult human has learned: summer heat doesn’t help you think. Half the students lived in a building with air conditioning, and half didn’t. They were all asked to take a cognitive assessment test on their phones right after getting up. The students with air conditioning did normally, while the students without air-conditioning, however, had 13.4% worse reaction times and coincidentally performed 13.3% worse on the cognitive tests. (July 11, 2018)

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