The effect of light on cognitive performance of partially sleep-deprived young drivers

Shekari Soleimanloo, Shamsi, Smith, Simon S., White, Melanie J., Garcia-Hansen, Veronica, & Leong, Matthew (2015) The effect of light on cognitive performance of partially sleep-deprived young drivers. In Australian Sleep Association Conference : Sleep DownUnder 2015, 22-24 October 2015, Melbourne, Vic. (Unpublished)


Sleepiness remains a primary cause of road crashes, the major cause of death in young adults. Light is known to produce a direct alerting effect, but little is known about its effects on sleepy drivers. This study aimed to compare the effect of blue-green light and caffeine on young drivers’ cognitive performance after chronic-partial sleep loss.

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ID Code: 91108
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
Keywords: Sleepiness, young drivers, caffeine, light, alertness, driver simulator, actigraphy
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 10 Dec 2015 03:34
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2015 14:34

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