As a research partner, I will take on the task of analysing his behaviours over the course of the ten weeks and making sure he is still fit to continue with the experiment.
Obviously there will be factors that won’t be measured by me e.g. cigarettes per day as this would be pointless; I will therefore specialise in monitoring his mental state and some other physical OBS which will be explained in a later post.
From someone that takes a keen interest in psychology, I am looking forward to this experiment and gathering results which could potentially be used in further research.
I am although nervous (for lack of a better word) about how severely Nathan will be affected, especially in the early stages, by sleep deprivation…after all we don’t want another Russian sleep experiment experience on our hands!