Effect of sleep deprivation and driving duration on the useful visual field in younger and older subjects during simulator driving

@article{Rog2003EffectOS,
  title={Effect of sleep deprivation and driving duration on the useful visual field in younger and older subjects during simulator driving},
  author={Joceline Rog{\'e} and Thierry P{\'e}bayle and Saida El Hannachi and Alain Muzet},
  journal={Vision Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={43},
  pages={1465-1472}
}
Nine older subjects (40-51 years) and 10 younger subjects (18-30 years) took part in two one-hour driving sessions. They performed a very monotonous task during which they had to follow a vehicle either after a complete night of sleep or after one night of sleep deprivation. While driving their useful visual field was assessed by introducing signals that would appear on the whole road scene. The analysis of the data indicates that the ability to process peripheral signals deteriorates with age… CONTINUE READING