Current Studies and Findings

Cognition in Context Lab

Past Studies: 

Cognition in Context Family Study

This study involved participants from three local universities, and it investigated sleep-related habits and strategies for optimizing sleep. It particularly focused on strategies students may use to optimize their sleep by altering their physical environment, establishing routines, and/or setting boundaries around their use of technology during sleep times. 

W&L Auditory Distractions Study

This short-term longitudinal study investigated associations of college students’ sleep duration and sleep variability with attentional performance. Consistently low sleep duration was associated with compromises in reduced ability to ignore irrelevant cues and redirect attention to target locations. Sleep parameters were measured utilizing wristband actigraphy. Results are presented here