4: Randomness, What Happens Without Sleep, and Stardew Valley

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What are the uses of randomness, and how do we even get it? What happens to your body when you don't sleep? And is Stardew Valley secretly... a horror game?

Links we Discuss:

Infinite Monkey Theorem Results

The Hollow Mask Illusion

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We also learn about: Ella making random noises, chiptune drums, dice fanfiction, the infinite monkey grant, gggggggggggggg, everyone guesses 7 and picks Rock, a very funny joke for our particle physicist listeners, a million random digits, minecraft seeds, the Russian sleep experiment creepypasta, sleep themed band names, the optimal nap, do the dip kids! Maureen the rocking chair champion, um actually it’s called Apophenia, tetris fanfiction, and ludo narrative disonance.

Sources:

Humans Cannot Consciously Generate Random Number Sequences

The Predominance Of Seven And The Apparent Spontaneity Of Numerical Choices

Hannah Fry on Rock Paper Scissors

Winning at Rock Paper Scissors

Rock Paper Scissors Strategy

Hot Hand Fallacy and Gambler's Fallacy

How the Mind Works

Galton Discussing Dice for Statistical Experiments

LHC Tippet and the Random Number Table

A Million Random Digits

Radiation is Random

Modern Nuclear Chemistry

Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Stages

Sleep Debt

Obesity and Sleep Deprivation

Part 2

Cardiovascular Health and Sleep Deprivation

Microsleep

Hallucinations

Rat Sleep Deprivation Study

Fatal Familial Insomnia

Fatal Familial Insomnia Stories

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