Short-term total sleep deprivations does not selectively impair higher cortical functioning.

@article{Binks1999ShorttermTS,
  title={Short-term total sleep deprivations does not selectively impair higher cortical functioning.},
  author={Paul G Binks and William F. Waters and Mark J Hurry},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={1999},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={328-34}
}
Previous research has shown that total sleep deprivation produces impairment in sustained attention and vigilance especially if the deprivation period is greater than 48 hours. However little is known about the effects of sleep deprivation on performance of tasks considered to be measures of higher cortical functioning such as tests of cognitive flexibility and the capacity to shift from one response set to another. One current hypothesis is that sleep deprivation of a shorter duration (34-36… CONTINUE READING