The effects of 43 hours of sleep deprivation on executive control functions: Event-related potentials in a visual Go/No go task

Jian-Lin Qi1, Yong-Cong Shao2, Danmin Miao3, Ming Fan2, Guo-Hua Bi4, Zheng Yang4
1General Air-Force Hospital, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
2The Fourth Military Medical University, People’s Republic of China
3Department of Aerospace Psychology, The Fourth Military Medical University, People’s Republic of China
4Beijing Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, People’s Republic of China
Cite this article:  Qi, J.-L., Shao, Y.-C., Miao, D., Fan, M., Bi, G.-H., & Yang, Z. (2010). The effects of 43 hours of sleep deprivation on executive control functions: Event-related potentials in a visual Go/No go task. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 38(1), 29-42.

Volume 38 Issue 1 | e1964 | Published: February 2010 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2010.38.1.29

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The aim of this study was to investigate how 43 hours of total sleep deprivation (TSD) influences executive control functions. Forty participants were assigned to either a TSD or a control group (no sleep deprivation; NSD group) and both groups were tested at 2:00am on day 3 (after 43 hours of sleep deprivation for the TSD group). Electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings were taken using 32 electrodes while a Go/No go task was administered. The amplitude of the N2 was significantly larger on the No-go trials as compared to the Go trials. In the No-go trials, the amplitudes of the No go-N2 and the No go-P3 were smaller in the TSD group than in the control group in terms of prolonged latencies. The mean correct reaction time, number of misses, and the false-alarm rate were also significantly longer and increased in the NSD group. Results indicated that executive control functions were noticeable impaired after 43 hours of sleep deprivation.

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