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Title: Functional imaging correlates of impaired distractor suppression following sleep deprivation
Authors: Kong, D.
Soon, C.S.
Chee, M.W.L. 
Issue Date: 15-May-2012
Citation: Kong, D., Soon, C.S., Chee, M.W.L. (2012-05-15). Functional imaging correlates of impaired distractor suppression following sleep deprivation. NeuroImage 61 (1) : 50-55. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Sleep deprivation (SD) has been shown to affect selective attention but it is not known how two of its component processes: target enhancement and distractor suppression, are affected. To investigate, young volunteers either attended to houses or were obliged to ignore them (when attending to faces) while viewing superimposed face-house pictures. MR signal enhancement and suppression in the parahippocampal place area (PPA) were determined relative to a passive viewing control condition. Sleep deprivation was associated with lower PPA activation across conditions. Critically SD specifically impaired distractor suppression in selective attention, leaving target enhancement relatively preserved. These findings parallel some observations in cognitive aging. Additionally, following SD, attended houses were not significantly better recognized than ignored houses in a post-experiment test of recognition memory contrasting with the finding of superior recognition of attended houses in the well-rested state. These results provide evidence for co-encoding of distracting information with targets into memory when one is sleep deprived. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.
Source Title: NeuroImage
ISSN: 10538119
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.02.081
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