David Samson

David R. Samson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He has performed field research on wild apes in Uganda, captive apes, and small-scale human societies in Madagascar, Tanzania, and Guatemala. His main research focuses on primate behavior, with a specific interest in the evolution of sleep and cognition in the human lineage.

Recent Posts

April 11, 2019 in Biology

Do We Sleep Better Than Our Ancestors? How Natural Selection and Modern Life Have Shaped Human Sleep

Humans sleep substantially less than expected but pack a larger percentage of REM sleep than predicted. Our species promotes sleep intensity, thus obtaining higher quality sleep within a shorter period…
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