Science: Sleepless Hours

For Science's sake one afternoon last fortnight four students at University of Southern California started to stay awake as long, as possible. Psychologist Brant Clark and his coworker, Dr. Neil Warren, wanted to clarify the physiological effects of a long period without sleep. After a day or two, attendants had such a hard time keeping one subject awake that they let him go. The other three started to play "Monopoly." They were so irascible that the psychologists deemed it best to terminate the game. After the young men had stayed awake 54½ hours...

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