The effects of 53 hours of sleep deprivation on moral judgment.

  title={The effects of 53 hours of sleep deprivation on moral judgment.},
  author={William D. S. Killgore and Desiree B Killgore and Lisa M Day and Christopher Li and Gary H. Kamimori and Thomas J. Balkin},
  volume={30 3},
STUDY OBJECTIVES Functional neuroimaging studies suggest a prominent role for the medial prefrontal cortex in the formation of moral judgments. Activity in this region has also been shown to decline significantly during sleep loss. We therefore examined the effects of 2 nights of sleep deprivation on several aspects of moral judgment. DESIGN Participants made judgments about the "appropriateness" of various courses of action in response to 3 types of moral dilemmas at rested baseline and… CONTINUE READING
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