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Research on Sleep Deprivation by Psychologists Todd Maddox and David Schnyer Featured in "Science Daily"

Posted: November 3, 2009

"A new study in the journal Sleep shows that sleep deprivation causes some people to shift from a more automatic, implicit process of information categorization (information-integration) to a more controlled, explicit process (rule-based). This use of rule-based strategies in a task in which information-integration strategies are optimal can lead to potentially devastating errors when quick and accurate categorization is fundamental to survival.

Read more in Sleep Deprivation Can Negatively Affect Information Processing | Maddox Web Page | Schnyer Web Page

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