By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane
SPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers from Washington State University’s Sleep and Performance Research Center received a $1.7 million grant to develop and test cognitive flexibility training to combat the effects of sleep loss on decision-making under rapidly changing circumstances.
By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences science writer
SPOKANE, Wash. – The difference between life and death in the operating room, on the battlefield or during a police shootout often comes down to the ability to adapt to the unexpected. Sleep deprivation may make it difficult to do so, according to a Washington State University study published this … » More …
SPOKANE – A guest lecture by Dr. Melinda Jackson of Melbourne, Australia will be held on Thursday Feb. 12 from 2-3pm in the AcademicCenter room 347 at the Riverpoint Campus.
“The Effects of Acute Sleep Deprivation on Driving-Related Processes in Professional Drivers” will be hosted by the Sleep and Performance Research Center, and will discuss one of the first studies to use an extensive range of driving-related performance outcomes and measures of brain activity to examine mechanisms that might lead to sleep-related accidents in professional truck drivers.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
SPOKANE – The Sleep and Performance Research Center at WSU Spokane is hosting a lecture entitled “Recovery from Sleep Debt” on Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to noon.
Dr. Siobhan Banks from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, will discuss results from recent studies and shed light on the question of whether we can make up for lost sleep, and how.
The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held in Academic Center room 245 at 600 N Riverpoint Blvd.
For more information or to request special accommodations, please contact … » More …