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Quick Returns - Sleep, Cognitive Functions, Effects of Bright Lights and Individual Differences. An Experimental Approach

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The project examines the consequences of having less than 11 hours of rest between two work shifts, specifically between an evening to a morning shift. The project will simulate two such shiftwork scenarios in the sleep laboratory at the department of psychology. In both experiments, we will collect objective/subjective sleep-, cognitive functioning- and genotype data to interpret functioning among our participants. In the second experiment, we will explore whether a bright light condition will preserve cognitive functioning compared to a normal room light condition. Ultimately, we hope the project will provide knowledge that can be applied to work contexts to ease the demands of shift work.