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dc.contributor.authorHarrington, MOen
dc.contributor.authorAshton, JEen
dc.contributor.authorSankarasubramanian, Sen
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Mikeen
dc.contributor.authorCairney, SAen
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-07T00:30:14Z
dc.date.available2020-11-07T00:30:14Z
dc.identifier.issn2167-7026
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/312526
dc.description.abstract© The Author(s) 2020. Unwanted memories often enter conscious awareness when individuals confront reminders. People vary widely in their talents at suppressing such memory intrusions; however, the factors that govern suppression ability are poorly understood. We tested the hypothesis that successful memory control requires sleep. Following overnight sleep or total sleep deprivation, participants attempted to suppress intrusions of emotionally negative and neutral scenes when confronted with reminders. The sleep-deprived group experienced significantly more intrusions (unsuccessful suppressions) than the sleep group. Deficient control over intrusive thoughts had consequences: Whereas in rested participants suppression reduced behavioral and psychophysiological indices of negative affect for aversive memories, it had no such salutary effect for sleep-deprived participants. Our findings raise the possibility that sleep deprivation disrupts prefrontal control over medial temporal lobe structures that support memory and emotion. These data point to an important role of sleep disturbance in maintaining and exacerbating psychiatric conditions characterized by persistent, unwanted thoughts.
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleLosing Control: Sleep Deprivation Impairs the Suppression of Unwanted Thoughtsen
dc.typeArticle
prism.publicationNameClinical Psychological Scienceen
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.59623
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-05-11en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/2167702620951511en
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-05-11en
dc.contributor.orcidAnderson, Mike [0000-0001-9505-9299]
dc.identifier.eissn2167-7034
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idMRC (unknown)
cam.issuedOnline2020-10-15en


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