Could abolishing daylight savings time improve cognition?

12 Nov

Yesterday I blogged about research on chronotype and academic achievement. It occurred to me this morning that our knowledge about how cognition is affected by time makes a strong case against daylight savings time.

Gaski and Sagarin found that daylight savings time had a negative effect on SAT performance and a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine reported more heart attacks during the annual shifts to and from daylight savings.

Here is a recent article in The Atlantic making a general case against daylight savings time.

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