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Science Proves I’m a Genius

Posted on | November 20, 2010 | 6 Comments

As if any further proof were needed:

Researchers from the London School of Economics say that human beings used to all be day-oriented, and that eveningness is an “evolutionarily novel preference” made by people with “a higher level of cognitive complexity.” Basically, smart people evolve to stay up later. . . .

On the other hand:

Night owls tend to be less reliable, more emotionally unstable, and more likely to have problems with addictions and eating disorders, according to a 2008 study by psychologist Marina Giamnietro. They are also more likely to drink alcohol and smoke, says Dutch psychiatrist Walter van den Broek.

OK, so the main course of genius — “cognitive complexity” — comes with a side order of crazy. But you didn’t need further proof of that, either, did you?


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