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Offline Seany

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« on: 12/05/2007 17:07:33 »
What is it about the human clock, which makes it so accurate, in my opinion?

I almost all the time wake up at the same time. Or, I wake up at exactly o'clock or at exactly half past... It's fascinating!


 

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« Reply #1 on: 12/05/2007 18:09:53 »
I have always wondered my self. Invariably in my lifetime, when I set my alarm I'll be awake just in time to turn it off before it blows out my ear drums. The exception was when I was younger and got so stinking drunk I passed out. That is a warning, not to be emulated.

I would like to know the answer to this one myself.

 

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« Reply #2 on: 12/05/2007 18:12:28 »
Emulated.. What does that mean? And thanks.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 12/05/2007 18:27:03 »
the body clock isregulated by a region of the brain called the hypothalamus area of the brain called the Suprachaismatic Nucleus, try googling "hypothalemaus". Luckily, google will also tell you if i spelled that correctly!

A poor body clock is down to circadian rythems, as any REM fan knows!

Receiving department, 3 a.m.
Staff cuts have socked up the overage
Directives are posted.
No callbacks, complaints.
Everywhere is calm.

Hong Kong is present
Taipei awakes
All talk of circadian rhythm

I see today with a newsprint fray
My night is colored headache grey
Daysleeper

The bull and the bear are marking their territories
They're leading the blind with their international glories

I'm the screen, the blinding light
I'm the screen, I work at night.

I see today with a newsprint fray
My night is colored headache grey
Don't wake me with so much.
Daysleeper.

I cried the other night
I can't even say why
Fluorescent flat caffeine lights
Its furious balancing

I'm the screen, the blinding light
I'm the screen, I work at night

I see today with a newsprint fray
My night is colored headache grey
Don't wake me with so much.
The ocean machine is set to nine
I'll squeeze into heaven and valentine
My bed is pulling me,
Gravity
Daysleeper. Daysleeper.
Daysleeper. Daysleeper. Daysleeper.
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« Reply #4 on: 12/05/2007 18:32:31 »
The exception was when I was younger and got so stinking drunk I passed out. That is a warning, not to be emulated.

I would like to know the answer to this one myself.



When you are younger, JimBob. Your circadian rhythm can be slightly slow, this will affect your sleep patterns. I am guessing, but i think alcohol disrupts the signals sent to the hypothalamus region of the brain. other stimuli are sunlight, or lack of (this explains seasonally affected disorder, SAD) music weather......
 

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« Reply #5 on: 12/05/2007 18:34:14 »
Emulated.. What does that mean? And thanks.

em-u-late (v. em'yuh layt ; adj. -lit)  v. <-lat-ed, -lat-ing>
     adj.
              v.t.
                  1.  to imitate in an effort to equal or
                       surpass.
                  2.  to rival with some degree of success.
                  3.  a.  to imitate the functions of (another
                            computer system) by means of
                            software.
                       b.  to replace (software) with hardware
                            to perform the same task.
              adj.
                  4.  Obs. emulous.
             [1580-90; < L aemulatus, ptp. of aemulari to
             rival. See EMULOUS, - ATE 1]
   Derived words
             --em'u-la tive, adj.
             --em'u-la tive-ly, adv.
             --em'u-la tor, n.

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« Reply #6 on: 12/05/2007 20:38:11 »
Just to add my sense of wonderment to Sean?y - I too often find that I wake-up two-or three mintes before the Alarm Clock is due to go off. And as it is an electric clock/radio there is no mechanical noise associated with getting close to the alarm point (I mention this only because, for example, the long-case clock downstairs always 'clunks' a minute of so before it chimes the hour).
 

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