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John Axelsson – Cognitive Abilities during Lack of Sleep

John Axelsson, professor in sleep and expert in Neuroscience has together with a research group at Karolinska Institutet conducted a study measuring impaired cognitive abilities in newly awaken states. The study was done on doctors, a high-risk group of stress and sleep deprivation, working night shifts. Functions measured identify the impact on mathematical ability, word- and working memory etc. Cognition is the root of all mental processes. Cognitive functions such as impulse control, working memory and problem-solving ability can all be affected by sleep/lack of sleep. These functions can be measured. With tools now available on the market. Read the article with John:

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