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Sleep Deprivation and False Memories

Overview of attention for article published in Psychological Science, July 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#19 of 4,090)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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Title
Sleep Deprivation and False Memories
Published in
Psychological Science, July 2014
DOI 10.1177/0956797614534694
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Authors

Steven J. Frenda, Lawrence Patihis, Elizabeth F. Loftus, Holly C. Lewis, Kimberly M. Fenn

Abstract

Many studies have investigated factors that affect susceptibility to false memories. However, few have investigated the role of sleep deprivation in the formation of false memories, despite overwhelming evidence that sleep deprivation impairs cognitive function. We examined the relationship between self-reported sleep duration and false memories and the effect of 24 hr of total sleep deprivation on susceptibility to false memories. We found that under certain conditions, sleep deprivation can increase the risk of developing false memories. Specifically, sleep deprivation increased false memories in a misinformation task when participants were sleep deprived during event encoding, but did not have a significant effect when the deprivation occurred after event encoding. These experiments are the first to investigate the effect of sleep deprivation on susceptibility to false memories, which can have dire consequences.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 2%
France 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 331 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 101 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 54 16%
Student > Master 50 14%
Researcher 23 7%
Student > Postgraduate 23 7%
Other 63 18%
Unknown 31 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 192 56%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 23 7%
Neuroscience 19 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 14 4%
Social Sciences 12 3%
Other 48 14%
Unknown 37 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1143. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 April 2022.
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#8,899
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Outputs from Psychological Science
#19
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Outputs of similar age
#43
of 160,830 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Psychological Science
#1
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