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Unformatted text preview: If you have t ried to do something and failed, you are vastly better off than if you had t ried to do nothing and succeeded. Since 1879, we have been blissfully ignorant of sleep, we have been abusing sleep. Why? The electric light. In an instant on the evolutionary time scale, a switch was flipped and the world changed forever. 1952- Bill Dement- at a dinner party, went into kitchen to refresh everyones drinks. Pat was wondering if they were interrupting Elizabeth, their daughters face. Her eyes are bouncing up, down, left right. So he bends over, shakes her, and wakes her up. Elizabeth is so freaked out that she screamed at her. So, the next night they did all night sleep recordings on University of Chicago students. Recording electrodes were put on outside of eyes to measure horizontal eye movements, and then above and below the right eye, since the eye move the same way....
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- MAAS, J