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Re: [xml-dev] Memorable quotes from Balisage 2013

On Sun, 2013-08-11 at 12:46 +0000, David Lee wrote:
> 18. Research has shown that you will concentrate better if you remove your socks and shoes. The explanation for this is that shoes and socks keep the feet warm, thus blood flows into the feet. By removing socks and shoes, more blood flows to the brain.
> Was this from Liam, or Elliot?

Probably from me.

> It also makes no sense. 

Research is sometimes surprising (or I didn't explain well, or I
misunderstood - it was described to me in I think 1982 and I've never
tracked down the original study).

However, note the the body's circulation system does in fact send blood
to warmer parts of skin - if your feet are hot they will go "puffy" and
if you are caucasian you'll see they are pink or even reddish. If they
are cool (not frozen, jut cool) they will be paler. It's been speculated
that this feature (not only for the feet of course) reduces energy


Liam Quin - XML Activity Lead, W3C, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
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