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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 …

Research examines pilot alertness in multi-leg flights
February 26, 2015

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

cockpitSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University and the Regional Airline Association has released a report detailing the findings of the first, science-based study of pilot fatigue in multi-segment flight operations. The study was conducted by researchers at WSU’s Sleep and Performance Research Center.

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.