Latest issue โ†’
ยจ

How extreme isolation warps the mind

BBC
How extreme isolation warps the mind

This piece is a couple of months old, but won’t fail to twist your brain. You’ve probably been lucky enough not to experience such a situation yourself, but solitary confinement and complete darkness do strange things to people’s brains fairly quickly. For example, researchers have found that in darkness, most people eventually adjust to a 48-hour cycle: 36 hours of activity followed by 12 hours of sleep.


From Weekly Filet #178, in October 2014. More on: #

๐Ÿ’” Some older links might be broken โ€” that's the state of the web, sadly. If you find one, ping me.

Thousands of curious minds trust the Weekly Filet for food for thought. Every Friday, a carefully curated set of the best links from around the web, helping you make sense of the world and yourself.

Undecided? Learn more | Peek inside

๐Ÿ”