Neuroscience Saturdays

In Neuroscience on April 27, 2013 at 6:12 pm

On saturdays I will try and post some research from neuroscience that may impact patient safety. Today’s tidbit involved sleep and is from from U-California, Berkley (2011).

“”We need to ensure that people making high-stakes decisions, from medical professionals to airline pilots to new parents, get enough sleep,” Walker said. “Based on this evidence, I’d be concerned by an emergency room doctor who’s been up for 20 hours straight making rational decisions about my health.”
Read more summary information:

Full article
N. Gujar, S.-S. Yoo, P. Hu, M. P. Walker. Sleep Deprivation Amplifies Reactivity of Brain Reward Networks, Biasing the Appraisal of Positive Emotional Experiences. Journal of Neuroscience, 2011; 31 (12): 4466 DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3220-10.2011

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