The Disturbing Link Between Sleep Deprivation And False Memories

The Huffington Post:

Sleep deprivation is a serious safety issue and has been implicated in everything from oil spills to plane crashes to nuclear power plant explosions.

It turns out that getting a healthy amount of sleep could also be a justice issue.

A novel study out of University of California, Irvine suggests that sleep deprivation could partly be to blame for false memories — a phenomenon in which people absorb incorrect information after an event and end up misremembering the incident.

Read the whole story: The Huffington Post

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