It Turns Out Being a Night Owl Doesn’t Affect Productivity
Nocturnals are not, as a rule, slackers
This proposition that links nocturnal humans and higher intellect has been recapitulated several times over the years, most recently in 2014 by The University of Chicago and Northwestern University. After analyzing the GMAT scores of MBA students, researchers found them to be much higher in both men and women that went to bed later and arose later.
“As predicted, GMAT scores were significantly higher among night owls than among early-morning types, regardless of sex," the report stated. "GMAT scores were also significantly higher among men than women, regardless of chronotype.”
The report is unfortunately punctuated with uncertainty. The relationship “high cognitive function”a and late nights share is pretty established but further investigation is needed to correctly determine any explanations.
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