Nodding and napping in medical lectures: an instructive systematic review

Rockwood, Kenneth; Patterson, Christopher J.; Hogan, David B.
December 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/6/2005, Vol. 173 Issue 12, p1502
Academic Journal
A comprehensive, international systematic review, spanning more than 100 years of data collection, suggests that soporific lectures at medical meetings are common, annoying and persistent. Low lights and boring material are prominent risk factors for nodding off during presentations. Extreme remedial measures are warranted.


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