The Sleep-Deprived Human Brain
A presentation by Nora D. Volkow
There is increased recognition that sleep deprivation interferes with cognition and performance and that it may contribute to brain diseases such as addiction, chronic pain, and Alzheimer's, among others. This presentation focuses on results from two sets of brain-imaging studies done to investigate the effects of sleep deprivation on the human brain.
This is a 2017–2018 Kim and Judy Davis Dean's Lecture in the Sciences.
Any reference in this lecture on the Radcliffe website or otherwise to Dr. Volkow, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, or the National Institutes of Health, should not be viewed as an endorsement of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study or its products or services.