Sleep loss impairs short and novel language tasks having a prefrontal focus

  title={Sleep loss impairs short and novel language tasks having a prefrontal focus},
  author={Y. Harrison and J. Horne},
  journal={Journal of Sleep Research},
Most cognitive tests administered during sleep loss are well rehearsed to remove practice effects. This can introduce tedium and a loss of novelty, which may be the key to the test's subsequent sensitivity to sleep loss, and why it may need only a few minutes administration before sleep loss effects are apparent. There is little evidence to show that any of these tests are actually affected by sleep loss if given de novo, without practice, but using a non‐sleep deprived control group. Although… Expand
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