Sleep Deprivation Alters Brain Connectivity

Missing out on a night’s sleep causes “robust alterations” in the functional connectivity of the brain, according to a new paper just out in Neuroimage.

Neuroscientists Tobias Kaufmann et al. of the University of Oslo acquired resting state fMRI scans from 60 male volunteers. The participants were scanned three times each – once in the morning, again the same evening, and then finally the next morning. But only some of the volunteers were allowed to sleep in the night before the final sca

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