Accession Number : AD0784895

Title :   The Effect of Sleep - Deprivation on Short-Term Recognition Memory.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Polzella,Donald Jay

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : A multitrial probe-recogntion experiment was conducted using five male subjects under normal conditions and under conditions of 24-hour sleep-deprivation. Results indicated a predicted decrement in short-term recognition memory following sleep loss due to the increased incidence of lapses, periods of lowered reactive capacity, which apparently prevented the encoding of to-be-recognized items. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Sleep deprivation, *Psychophysiology, *Memory(Psychology), Test methods, Recognition, Males, Inhibition, Symbols, Statistical analysis, Theses

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE