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Researchers Build Profile of the Drowsy Trucker

Sleep-deprived truck drivers are often more fatigued than they realize, and they also tend to skip rest breaks during their road trips, research shows. ... More>


Bruce S. McEwen

The Rockefeller University William James Fellow Award Bruce S. McEwen has spent more than 40 years studying how hormones regulate the brain and nervous system. His neuroendocrinology lab showed that […]... More>


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Fragmented sleep, fragmented personality?


Fragmented Sleep, Fragmented Mind: A New Theory of Sleep Disruption and Dissociation

Scientific research has shed new light on dissociative symptoms and dissociative identity disorder, formerly known as multiple personality disorder. This condition seems to arise most often when a vulnerable person meets a therapist with a suggestive line of questioning or encounters sensationalized media portrayals of dissociation. Research shows that people with rich fantasy lives may be especially susceptible to such influences.   A new article published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggests a mundane but surprising reason why some people might be vulnerable to dissociation: sleep problems. ... More>