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Original Paper

Effects of Caffeine on Electrophysiological and Neuropsychological Indices after Sleep Deprivation

Deslandes A.a · Ferreira C.a · Veiga H.a · Cagy M.b · Piedade R.a · Pompeu F.c · Ribeiro P.a, c, d

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aSetor de Mapeamento Cerebral e Integração Sensório-Motora, Instituto de Psiquiatria, bCOPPE, e cEscola de Educação Física e Desportos, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, e dUniversidade Castel Branco, Castelo Branco, Brasil

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Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: January 22, 2007
Issue release date: January 2007

Number of Print Pages: 8
Number of Figures: 3
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0302-282X (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0224 (Online)

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Abstract

Caffeine is regarded as a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. The goal of this study was to analyze electrophysiological, motor, cognitive and behavioral changes produced by caffeine ingestion after sleep deprivation. Ten subjects were evaluated after sleep deprivation, comparing the ingestion of either 400 mg of caffeine or placebo, in a double-blind randomized study. The variables analyzed were: quantitative EEG, the event-related potential (ERP-P300) and cognitive responses. The most significant quantitative EEG results, which were characterized by moment × treatment interactions, were seen in α and Θ relative power variables. A significant decrease in relative α and Θ was observed in the caffeine group after sleep deprivation. In relation to caffeine stimulant effects, there were no significant differences in the other parameters.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: January 22, 2007
Issue release date: January 2007

Number of Print Pages: 8
Number of Figures: 3
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0302-282X (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0224 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/NPS


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