Why We Sleep
Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams is a popular science book about sleep by the neuroscientist and sleep researcher, Matthew Walker. Walker is a professor of neuroscience and psychology and the director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley.
|Author||Matthew Walker, Ph.D.|
|Published||3 October 2017, Penguin Random House|
Walker spent four years writing the book, in which he asserts that sleep deprivation is linked to numerous fatal diseases, including dementia. The book became an international bestseller, including a #1 Sunday Times Bestseller in the UK, and a New York Times Bestseller.
Why We Sleep has drawn criticism from Alexey Guzey, an independent researcher with a background in economics, in an essay entitled Matthew Walker's "Why We Sleep" Is Riddled with Scientific and Factual Errors, and by Andrew Gelman, a statistician at Columbia University, who in his article indicated that Walker's purported removal of a bar from a graph could be a "smoking gun," commenting that it entered "research misconduct" territory.
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