Loss of frontal regulator of vigilance during sleep inertia

Link – Loss of frontal regulator of vigilance during sleep inertia: A simultaneous EEG-fMRI study. Abstract Sleep inertia refers to a distinct physiological state of waking up from sleep accompanied by performance impairments and sleepiness. The neural substrates of sleep inertia are unknown, but growing evidence suggests that this inertia state maintains certain sleep features. […]

tDCS and EEG study on attention and vigilance

Link – A High-Definition tDCS and EEG study on attention and vigilance: Brain stimulation mitigates the executive but not the arousal vigilance decrement. Abstract Attention comprises a wide set of processes such as phasic alertness, orienting, executive control, and the executive (i.e., detecting infrequent targets) and arousal (i.e., sustaining a fast reaction) vigilance components. Importantly, […]

Neurophysiological Vigilance Characterisation

Link – Neurophysiological Vigilance Characterisation and Assessment: Laboratory and Realistic Validations Involving Professional Air Traffic Controllers. Brain Sci. 2020 Jan 15;10(1): Authors: Sebastiani M, Di Flumeri G, Aricò P, Sciaraffa N, Babiloni F, Borghini G Abstract Vigilance degradation usually causes significant performance decrement. It is also considered the major factor causing the out-of-the-loop phenomenon (OOTL) […]