Ever wonder about your sleep patterns?
“How does my body choose when to shut off?”
Mathematicians have uncovered a deeper understanding of the human biological clock by studying the brain. And their findings have reversed previous thinking about body function.
“This is a perfect example of how a mathematical model can make predictions that are completely at odds with the prevailing views yet, upon further experimentation, turn out to be dead-on,” says Daniel Forger, a mathematician at the University of Michigan.
The findings have implications for a whole new study of human function.