This week we learn about sleep habits, Fitbit lawsuits, and bad science reporting.
- VanWinkles.com: Here's the Truth About the "Women Need More Sleep Than Men" Study That Blew Up the Internet
- Exploring Sex and Gender Differences in Sleep Health: A Society for Women's Health Research Report
- Snopes.com: Drinking Tequila Provides Many Health Benefits?
- CNN: Fitbit accuracy questioned in lawsuit
- Validation of Biofeedback Wearables for Photoplethysmographic Heart Rate Tracking
Ian is a postdoctoral researcher at Boston University, studying neuropsychiatric features of chronic traumatic encephalopathy and other neurodegenerative conditions. He did his PhD in Neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal, doing neuropsychiatry research in the McGill Group for Suicide Studies at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. He also does science writing and outreach, and his primary interests for all three are how the brain regulates emotions, and what happens when this regulation goes awry.
Jaime K Devine is an interdisciplinary neuroscientist whose research focuses on how behavior and biology, specifically sleep and health, interact. She has a PhD in Neuroscience from Brandeis University and a Certificate in Sleep Medicine from Harvard Medical School. She is also a dedicated science communicator, runner, working mother and nerd.
Naturalist at heart, with a fondness for ocean critters. M.Sc. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Toronto. Undergraduate from Simon Fraser University. My broad interests include aquatic ecology, conservation and science communication.