The Many Shades of Psychomotor Vigilance: Modulation by Partial Sleep Deprivation, Reward and Fatigue

Start Date & Time: 
Friday, 21 August, 2015 - 12:00
End Date & Time: 
Friday, 21 August, 2015 - 13:00
Meeting Room 7C, Level 7
Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
Speaker Details: 
Prof Michael Chee
with June Lo, Stijn Massar & Julian Lim
Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Neuroscience & Behavioural Disorders Programme
Changes in psychomotor vigilance are a highly sensitive marker for performance degradation under conditions of sleep deprivation and fatigue. I will review how this test can be used to evaluate sustained attention, June Lo will talk about how it is affected in high school ‘super kids’ exposed to a week of partial sleep deprivation; Stijn Massar will elaborate on how increasing reward might affect test results (or not) and finally, Julian Lim will show how the rate of performance decline is affected by fatigue and how this can be mitigated by short breaks.
Assoc Prof Wang Hongyan
Interim Programme Director
Neuroscience & Behavioural Disorders Programme