Spatial reversal learning is robust to total sleep deprivation
Cathalijn HC Leenaars, Ruud NJMA Joosten, Michiel Kramer, Ger Post, Leslie Eggels, Mark Wuite, Maurice Dematteis, Matthijs GP Feenstra, Eus JW Van Someren
BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2012
Sleep deprivation affects cognitive functions that depend on the prefrontal cortex (PFC) such as cognitive flexibility, and the consolidation of newly learned information. The identification of cognitive processes that are either robustly sensitive or robustly insensitive to the same experimental sleep deprivation procedure, will allow us to better focus on the specific effects of sleep on cognition, and increase understanding of the mechanisms involved. In the present study we investigate whether sleep deprivation differentially affects the two separate cognitive processes of acquisition and consolidation of a spatial reversal task. After training on a spatial discrimination between two lev..View full abstract
Awarded by Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research (NWO), The Hague
This work was funded by the Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research (NWO), The Hague, program cognition, integrated research project 051-04-010, and AGIR@dom (Grenoble, France).