Homeostatic sleep pressure and responses to sustained attention in the suprachiasmatic area.


Throughout the day, cognitive performance is under the combined influence of circadian processes and homeostatic sleep pressure. Some people perform best in the morning, whereas others are more alert in the evening. These chronotypes provide a unique way to study the effects of sleep-wake regulation on the cerebral mechanisms supporting cognition. Using… (More)
DOI: 10.1126/science.1167337


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