Psykologisk Institut

Dorthe Berntsen

Sleep and spontaneous cognition: A systematic review

Publikation: KonferencebidragPosterForskningpeer review

Sleep quality and sleep deprivation impact cognitive functioning. Moreover, chronotype influences cognitive performance throughout the day. Although spontaneous cognition is common in daily life, little is known about whether and how sleep influences spontaneous thoughts. We present a systematic review of the relationship between sleep-related measures and spontaneous cognition. Despite the wide variety of methodological approaches as well as different conceptualizations of spontaneous cognition and sleep, results from 16 studies consistently indicate that chronotype, sleep quality, sleep disturbances, sleepiness and sleep deprivation influence both the general tendency to experience disruptive mind wandering and daydreaming in daily life; and the frequency of mind wandering while performing a task. Additional work is needed to understand the relationship with positive daydreaming and involuntary memories, and the time-of-day effect. We discuss the relevance of disentangling disruptive and positive spontaneous cognition. Finally, the implications for the role of executive control in spontaneous cognition are discussed.
Udgivelsesårnov. 2020
StatusUdgivet - nov. 2020
BegivenhedCON AMORE Celebration Symposium -
Varighed: 18 nov. 2020 → …


KonferenceCON AMORE Celebration Symposium
Periode18/11/2020 → …

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