Interviews Page 2


Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi talks about his childhood. We were talking in Claremont, California:


Professor Csikszentmihalyi discusses his childhood more:


Professor Csikszentmihalyi continues:


Professor Roy Baumeister explains some aspects of focus. We were talking in London:


He adds:

Professor Csikszentmihalyi explains some key aspects of flow:



Dr Charles Czeisler explains how sleep was thought about in the past. We were talking at Harvard Medical School:


Dr Czeisler explains how lacking sleep affects attention:


Dr Czeisler explains more about this (we were talking on the phone):


Dr Czeisler explains, on the phone, how we are chronically sleep-depriving our kids:


Professor Roxanne Prichard discusses how exhausted we are. We were talking in Minneapolis:


Professor Prichard explains some of the effects of this:


Professor Prichard explains how exhaustion has been normalised:


Professor Prichard explains how sleep affects reaction times:


Professor Prichard explains more:


Dr Czeisler explains, on the phone, how missing a few hours’ sleep a night impairs you profoundly:


Professor Prichard explains how if you don’t sleep well, your body interprets it as an emergency:


Professor Xavier Castellanos discusses the effect of sleep on memory. We were talking in New York City:


Dr Prichard talks about caffeine:


Dr Sandra Kooj talked about the effects of sleep deprivation on attention. We were talking in the Hague in the Netherlands:


Professor Prichard explains the mysterious nature of sleep:


Professor Prichard explains some of what happens in the brain during sleep:


Professor Prichard explains one of the key functions of sleep:


Dr Czeisler explains that the prefrontal cortex is particularly sensitive to sleep loss:


Professor Tore Nielsen explains his job. We were talking in Montreal, Canada:


Professor Nielsen discusses the need for REM sleep:


Professor Prichard talks about why chemically induced sleep is not the same as natural sleep. The audio here differs slightly from the quote in the book because she asked me to slightly change it to make it more scientifically accurate:


Professor Prichard talks more about chemically induced sleep:


And she explains more here:


And more here:


Dr Czeisler explains another reason why we struggle to sleep:


Dr Czeisler talks about sleep deprivation and children:


He continues:


Professor Prichard talks about our relationships with our phones: