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Sleep Deprivation

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Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Neural Functioning Sleep deprivation is a condition that has been widely studied, because of its prolific nature in today’s society. With the advent of such tools as brain imaging, researchers have been able to examine brain functioning in details. Ample studies regarding the costs of sleep deprivation have focused on such effects as shortened attention span, memory loss, problem solving and planning impairment. However, one of the most daunting effects of sleep deprivation is permanent brain damage. This paper will address the question relevant to any person who has ever gotten insufficient sleep: will the effects of sleep loss be reversible? The majority of existing studies on sleep deprivation and brain damage address primarily the effects of chronic sleep deprivation. For example, Christian Mirescu claims that chronic sleep deprivation leads to a pau ...
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