Sleep Deprivation and False Memories

  title={Sleep Deprivation and False Memories},
  author={Steven J Frenda and Lawrence Patihis and Elizabeth F. Loftus and Holly C. Lewis and Kimberly M. Fenn},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={1674 - 1681}
Many studies have investigated factors that affect susceptibility to false memories. However, few have investigated the role of sleep deprivation in the formation of false memories, despite overwhelming evidence that sleep deprivation impairs cognitive function. We examined the relationship between self-reported sleep duration and false memories and the effect of 24 hr of total sleep deprivation on susceptibility to false memories. We found that under certain conditions, sleep deprivation can… 
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