In Class 1/30: Does Cheese Affect Dreams?

Let’s consider The All Things Considered story “Eating Cheese Can Alter Your Dreams,” which discusses what might happen if you eat cheese before going to bed. AS you listen to this new story, try to figure out the following:

  • What is the hypothesis? How could it be falsified?
  • What are the dependent and independent variables?

In the interview, Nigel White of the British Cheese Board insists that the science in the study is “good,” but is it? Based on what you heard in this news story and what you know about the scientific process, are there any problems with this study?


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