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Alumna researches Olympic rowers’ sleep habits
September 15, 2016

By Doug Nadvornick, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

amy-benderSPOKANE, Wash. – Many of us cheered on our favorite athletes and teams during the recently completed summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

$1.7M to counteract poor decision-making due to sleep loss
July 19, 2016

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.

Research shows sleep loss impedes decision making in crisis
May 7, 2015

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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 month … » More …

Learn about mechanisms that may lead to sleep-related accidents
January 30, 2009

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.

Learn how to make up for lost sleep
October 31, 2008

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 …