Sleep deprivation and time-on-task performance decrement in the rat psychomotor vigilance task.

@article{Oonk2015SleepDA,
  title={Sleep deprivation and time-on-task performance decrement in the rat psychomotor vigilance task.},
  author={Marcella Oonk and Christopher J. Davis and James M. Krueger and Jonathan P. Wisor and Hans P A Van Dongen},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={2015},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={445-51}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES The rat psychomotor vigilance task (rPVT) was developed as a rodent analog of the human psychomotor vigilance task (hPVT). We examined whether rPVT performance displays time-on-task effects similar to those observed on the hPVT. DESIGN The rPVT requires rats to respond to a randomly presented light stimulus to obtain a water reward. Rats were water deprived for 22 h prior to each 30-min rPVT session to motivate performance. We analyzed rPVT performance over time on task and… CONTINUE READING