The relationship between sleep and working memory in school-aged children

Marie McCann

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

The aim of this thesis was to provide a systematic investigation of the relationship between sleep and working memory (WM), and the possible mechanisms underlying the relationship in school-aged children. Results revealed that decreased verbal WM performance is associated with poor sleep quality In children born very preterm and in children with neurological conditions.
Further, it was revealed that sleep may be impacting upon an executive component of WM, and that the effect of sleep upon children's WM was not simply due to them being sleepy after having slept poorly.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date1 Sep 2016
Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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