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The effects of acute sleep deprivation on a cross-modal divided attention task: A functional neuroimaging study

Jackson, Melinda L and Howard, Mark and Johnston, Paul and Papafotiou, Katherine and Kennedy, Gerard and Pierce, Robert and Croft, Rodney (2007) The effects of acute sleep deprivation on a cross-modal divided attention task: A functional neuroimaging study. Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 5 (1). p. 496. ISSN 1446-9235

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Abstract

Sleepiness contributes to a large proportion of motor vehicle accidents worldwide. Driving is a complex task, which involves constant division of attention between different sensory modalities. This study aimed to examine the behavioural and neurofunctional effects of 30-hour sleep deprivation (SD) on performance of a cross-modal divided attention task. Ten male professional drivers participated (mean age 45.7 6.9 years). Drivers were screened for sleep disorders, drug use, and other medical conditions contraindicating sleep deprivation. Drivers attended two cerebral functional magnetic resonance scans; after normal sleep, and following 30-hour SD. During each session, drivers completed a task that involved selective visual and auditory attention, and divided attention...

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID13299;
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
RFCD Classification > 380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
SEO Classification > 9299 Other Health
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2010 03:07
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2014 04:12
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/2332
DOI: 10.1111/j.1479-8425.2007.00293.x
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