Work on risky decision making in sleep deprived persons highlighted in news around the world
9th March 2011
Tricks to Improving Your Odds in Vegas: Get a Full Night's Sleep. [read full article]
8th December 2009
The recent article in The Straits Times, “Dangerous brain scans found” should prove little cause for alarm among Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) participants. The dangerous brain scans in question refer to a series of Computed Tomography, or CT brain perfusion scans. The potential dangers that accompany CT scans do not apply to MRI scans even though from the outside, the scanners look the same. [Read more in our FAQ section]
Work on lapses in sleep deprivation highlighted in US News and DukeMed News
A lifetime of paying attention to the background may have trained some senior citizens to tamp down part of their brain’s ability to see the foreground, suggest researchers in Illinois and Singapore...
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While it is well documented that sleep deprivation leads to short-term memory loss, it had been believed that it was the result of the brain not being able to assemble and "file away" the information it received in its proper place. However, researchers from the Duke University-NUS Graduate Medical School suggest that the problem occurs earlier in the information-gathering process....
The later Tim Harris stays up playing poker, the bolder — and more imprudent — he becomes. As it turns out, it’s not just Harris choosing risky options when exhausted. Sleep experts point to disasters like the Exxon Valdez oil spill and Chernobyl as examples of what can happen when people don’t get enough sleep.