Sleep deprivation affects various cognitive functions, including functions which are controlled by the pre-frontal cortex. Among these is auditory temporal processing, particularly temporal order judgment (TOJ). Studies conducted in the Auditory Perception Lab attempt to understand the nature of TOJ deficit in sleep deprivation and its relationship with other TOJ related deficits.
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