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Title: The effect of sleep on item recognition and source memory recollection among shift-workers and permanent day-workers
Contributor(s): Mawdsley, Matthew (author); Grasby, Katrina (author); Talk, Andrew  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2014
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12149Open Access Link
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Abstract: We studied the effect of sleep versus wakefulness on item recognition and source memory recollection in a sample of shift workers and permanent day-workers. Recognition of words that were previously viewed arrayed in quadrants of a page, and recollection of the original source location of the words on the page were assessed after a 12-h retention interval that was filled with wakefulness incorporating the subjects' work-shift, or an equal period that included sleep. Both shift-workers and permanent day-workers had poorer item recognition and source memory recollection when the retention interval was spent awake rather than including sleep. Shift-workers expressed larger deficits in performance than day-workers after wakefulness. This effect was not mediated by whether the shift-workers were on a day- or night-shift at the time of the study. These results indicate that sleep is an important contributor to successful item recognition and source recollection, and that mnemonic processing in shift-workers may be especially sensitive across their work-shift.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Sleep Research, 23(5), p. 538-544
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1365-2869
Field of Research (FOR): 170101 Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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