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The study was carried out among the Hadza people of Tanzania, who sleep in an environment similar to that of early humans: no artificial lights, heat, or air conditioning.

Wild Nights: Sleep and Human Evolution: A talk by Dr. David Samson, University of Toronto, Mississauga

What does how you sleep have to do with human evolution? Our immune strength, working memory, attention, decision-making, and visual-motor performance all depend on sleep. How then could elders’ insomnia and teenagers’ penchant for staying up late have evolved? Wednesday October 3, 3:30 – 5:00 pm KTH 109 ALL WELCOME!

Oct 02, 2018

Anthropologist David Samson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. Dr. Samson uses pioneering, non-invasive technology to study sleep across human cultures
and primate species. His work has been featured on the BBC, Time, The New York Times, New Scientist and CBC.