Sleep-related attentional bias in good, moderate, and poor (primary insomnia) sleepers

Jones, Barry T, Macphee, Lauren M, Broomfield, Niall M ORCID:, Jones, Benedict C and Espie, Colin A (2005) Sleep-related attentional bias in good, moderate, and poor (primary insomnia) sleepers. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 114 (2). pp. 249-258. ISSN 0021-843X

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Evidence was sought of an attentional bias toward a highly representative object of the bedroom environment in good, moderate, and poor (primary insomnia) sleepers. Using a flicker paradigm for inducing change blindness, the authors briefly presented a single scene comprising a group of bedroom environment and neutral objects to participants and then briefly replaced this scene with an identical scene containing a change made to either a bedroom environment or a neutral object. In a 3 x 2 entirely between-participants design, change-detection latencies revealed a sleep-related attentional bias in poor sleepers but not in good sleepers. A possible bias in moderate sleepers was also revealed. It is suggested that attentional bias has a role in the perpetuation and possibly precipitation of primary insomnia.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright 2005 APA, all rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: psychology,attention,housing,humans,orientation,physiology,classification,visual perception
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2019 07:30
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 04:51
DOI: 10.1037/0021-843X.114.2.249

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