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Wed Mar 30, 2016, 02:39 AM

 

Asleep or looking at his phone?

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As ESPN anchor Cari Champion presents the sports journalist with a question about Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook, Windhorst averts his gaze downward and pauses — appearing to have briefly nodded off — before offering up a response.

The episode ignited Internet rumors that he’d fallen asleep during the on-air interview. Windhorst was quick to set the record straight, taking to his Twitter account to clarify that he was not sleeping, but glancing down at his phone during the lapse in his speech and eye contact.
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Skittles Mar 2016 #1
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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 02:42 AM

1. I believe him, and he is being very disrespectful

yes indeed

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 03:09 AM

2. Microsleep.

It looked like an episode of microsleep to me. He may not realize he's done it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsleep
A microsleep (MS) is a temporary episode of sleep which may last for a fraction of a second or up to 30 seconds where an individual fails to respond to some arbitrary sensory input and becomes unconscious.[1][2] MSs occur when an individual loses awareness and subsequently gains awareness after a brief lapse in consciousness, or when there are sudden shifts between states of wakefulness and sleep. In behavioral terms, MSs manifest as droopy eyes, slow eyelid-closure, and head nodding.[2] In electrical terms, microsleeps are often classified as a shift in electroencephalography (EEG) during which 4–7 Hz (theta wave) activity replaces the waking 8–13 Hz (alpha wave) background rhythm.[3]

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