The Effect of Sleep - Deprivation on Short-Term Recognition Memory.
MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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A multitrial probe-recogntion experiment was conducted using five male subjects under normal conditions and under conditions of 24-hour sleep-deprivation. Results indicated a predicted decrement in short-term recognition memory following sleep loss due to the increased incidence of lapses, periods of lowered reactive capacity, which apparently prevented the encoding of to-be-recognized items. Author