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Mean RTs of SD subjects were much longer than baseline, and since the Sternberg task is considered a classic WM task, it would be tempting to conclude that WM is substantially impaired by SD. However, Tucker et al. decomposed the function relating RT to set size into memory scanning (slope) and non-WM (intercept) components. The results were striking. There was no effect of SD on the memory-scanning rate. The effect on mean RT in the Sternberg task was entirely in the non-WM aspects of the task (see Fig.

In commenting on the ubiquity of evidence for cognitive slowing, Posner and Rueda (2002) noted: ‘There is probably no single reason why generalized slowing is found in so many disorders. Studies of neuroimaging have shown us that most chronometric tasks, even quite simple ones, involve activation of a number of separate neural generators’ (p. 970). Recent evidence on the sources of performance in choice RT tasks only serves to reinforce Posner 40 and Rueda’s conclusions. g. , 2009). , 2010). The implications of these findings for sleep researchers are that declines in performance on choice RT can sometimes be masked by effective use of attentional allocation strategies, and declines may be obtained with some stimuli and not others.

CHAPTER 3 Measurement of cognition in studies of sleep deprivation Paul Whitneyy,* and John M. Hinsony,1 y Department of Psychology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA Abstract: Controlled laboratory studies of the effects of sleep deprivation on cognition have the potential to further our understanding of why some complex tasks are more affected by lack of sleep than other tasks. However, apparently simple cognitive tasks reflect multiple cognitive processes at once. Some of the component processes involved in a task may be more affected by sleep deprivation than others.

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