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Research Article

Acute Sleep Deprivation and Circadian Misalignment Associated with Transition onto the First Night of Work Impairs Visual Selective Attention

  • Nayantara Santhi mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: nsanthi@rics.bwh.harvard.edu

    Affiliations: Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Todd S. Horowitz,

    Affiliations: Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Visual Attention Laboratory, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jeanne F. Duffy,

    Affiliations: Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Charles A. Czeisler

    Affiliations: Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: November 28, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001233

About the Authors

Nayantara Santhi, Jeanne F. Duffy, Charles A. Czeisler
Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Nayantara Santhi, Todd S. Horowitz, Jeanne F. Duffy, Charles A. Czeisler
Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Todd S. Horowitz
Visual Attention Laboratory, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Todd S. Horowitz
Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: nsanthi@rics.bwh.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

Potential competing interests for all authors are fully detailed in the Acknowledgments section.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CC TH. Performed the experiments: NS. Analyzed the data: NS. Wrote the paper: NS. Other: Supervised data collection: JD. Reviewed the manuscript: CC JD TH. Helped with the preparation of the manuscript: JD. Supervised the experiments: CC TH. Commented extensively on the data anlysis and manuscript: CC TH.