Sleep-deprived Brains Alternate Between Normal Activity And 'Power Failure'

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 21:28 in Psychology & Sociology

Neuroscience researchers have shown for the first time what happens to the visual perceptions of healthy but sleep-deprived volunteers. They found that even after sleep deprivation, people had periods of near-normal brain function in which they could finish tasks quickly. However, this normalcy mixed with periods of slow response and severe drops in visual processing and attention.

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