Human Sleep and Cognition, Part II - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444538178, 9780444538185

Human Sleep and Cognition, Part II, Volume 190

1st Edition

Clinical and Applied Research

Serial Volume Editors: Hans Van Dongen Gerard Kerkhof
eBook ISBN: 9780444538185
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444538178
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 16th May 2011
Page Count: 232
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Table of Contents



Cognition in circadian rhythm sleep disorders



Circadian biology

Cognition and circadian rhythms

Circadian preference and cognitive performance

Circadian rhythm sleep disorders

Concluding remarks

Sleep–wake changes and cognition in neurodegenerative disease



Sleep–wake changes in normal aging

Sleep–wake changes in neurodegenerative disease

Sleep and cognition

Treatments for sleep–wake disturbance in neurodegenerative diseases



Cognition and daytime functioning in sleep-related breathing disorders


Mechanisms of cognitive impairment in OSA

Daytime function

Other factors associated with cognitive decline in sleep-related breathing disorders


Cognitive recovery following positive airway pressure (PAP) in sleep apnea


OSAHS treatment

Neurobehavioral deficits in OSAHS

Cognitive domains and OSAHS

Models of neuropsychological deficits in OSAHS

Alteration in brain morphology and cognitive function

Neurobehavioral recovery after PAP

Changes in brain structure and function after PAP

Conclusions and future directions

Effects of the use of hypnotics on cognition



Acute effects

Residual effects

Long-term effects

Novel hypnotics

Summary and conclusion

Effects of caffeine on sleep and cognition


Caffeine and sleep deprivation

Caffeine and recovery sleep

Caffeine and self-imposed sleep deprivation

Caffeine, sleepiness, and work quality

Remaining issues


Can light make us bright? Effects of light on cognition and sleep


Effects of light on the circadian timing system and sleep–wake cycles

Light directly impacts on sleep and cognition

Cerebral correlates of light impacts’ on cognitive performance


Sleep’s effects on cognition and learning in adolescence

Individual differences in cognitive vulnerability to fatigue in the laboratory and in the workplace

Trait individual differences in vulnerability to fatigue

Individual differences in vulnerability to fatigue in operational settings

New research into distinct cognitive dimensions of vulnerability to fatigue

Predicting cognitive impairment and accident risk

Homeostatic and circadian regulation of sleep and performance

Modern approaches for modeling the relationship between sleep and cognition

Predicting fatigue-related accident risk

Sleep loss and accidents—Work hours, life style, and sleep pathology

Work hours and life style

Sleep pathology

Occupational sleep medicine

Introduction to occupational sleep medicine

Components of fatigue and relation to fatigue risk management

Measuring fatigue

Sleep, circadian rhythm, workload, the operational environment, and operational performance

Consolidated sleep, split sleep, and sleep fragmentation

Individual differences in response to factors causing fatigue

Predicting performance from the components of fatigue

Systems of fatigue risk management

Summary of current practice and future promise

Volume in series


There is a critical, bidirectional relationship between sleep and cognition, yet the literature in this area is scattered, and it is surprisingly difficult to find a comprehensive overview of the basic principles, latest discoveries, and outstanding challenges.

This issue of Progress in Brain Research is split over 2 volumes, bringing together cutting-edge research on the topic in the basic, clinical and applied sciences. The 2 volumes review current knowledge and understanding, provide a starting point for researchers and practitioners entering the field, and build a platform for further research and discovery.

Key Features

  • Leading authors review the state-of-the-art in their field of investigation, and provide their views and perspectives for future research
  • Chapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with a comprehensive list of resources on the topics covered
  • All chapters include comprehensive background information and are written in a clear form that is also accessible to the non-specialist
  • Readership

    Neuroscientists, psychologists, neurologists


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    About the Serial Volume Editors

    Hans Van Dongen Serial Volume Editor

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Washington State University Spokane, USA

    Gerard Kerkhof Serial Volume Editor

    Affiliations and Expertise

    University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands