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

Jones, B.T., Macphee, L.J., Broomfield, N.M., Jones, B.C. and Espie, C.A. (2005) Sleep-related attentional bias in good, moderate, and poor (primary insomnia) sleepers. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 114(2), pp. 249-258. (doi:10.1037/0021-843X.114.2.249)

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Abstract

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:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Espie, Professor Colin and Broomfield, Dr Niall and Jones, Professor Barry and Jones, Professor Benedict
Authors: Jones, B.T., Macphee, L.J., Broomfield, N.M., Jones, B.C., and Espie, C.A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Social Scientists working in Health and Wellbeing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:Journal of Abnormal Psychology
ISSN:0021-843X
ISSN (Online):1939-1846

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