NEWSWEEK: Antarctic Winters Trigger Psychological Hibernation so People Can Cope With Isolation and Darkness

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 5/12/2018

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Temperatures drop to -59 degrees Fahrenheit in winter, the air is almost void of oxygen and low pressure means breathing is tough: All this makes the Antarctic the most hostile region for humans on the planet. To survive such harsh conditions, researchers plunge into a state of "psychological hibernation," according to a study. 

Media coverage

TitleAntarctic Winters Trigger Psychological Hibernation so People Can Cope With Isolation and Darkness
Media name/outletNewsweek
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Date5/12/18
DescriptionTemperatures drop to -59 degrees Fahrenheit in winter, the air is almost void of oxygen and low pressure means breathing is tough: All this makes the Antarctic the most hostile region for humans on the planet. To survive such harsh conditions, researchers plunge into a state of "psychological hibernation," according to a study.
URLhttps://www.newsweek.com/antarctic-winters-psychological-hibernation-so-people-can-cope-isolation-and-1245053
PersonsNathan Smith