Title

Physiological Biomarkers of Sleepiness

Presenter Information

Blake Bryant

Department

Biological Sciences

Major

Biological Sciences

Research Advisor

Thimgan, Matthew S.

Advisor's Department

Biological Sciences

Abstract

This experiments goal is to determine a way to tell how sleepy a person is through a set of physiological tests. If successful, there will be a quick, objective, and inexpensive way to test how sleepy a person is. Our main goal is to find a correlation between the cognitive and physiological data we gathered and the subject’s sleepiness level to determine how sleepy a person is. We gather data from volunteers who take a subjective survey to get an estimated sleepiness level. After the survey they will take a series of different cognitive tests, for example we have a Psychomotor Vigilance Test (PVT) which will test the cognitive domains of vigilant attention, and psychomotor speed. Results from these tests will be correlated with sleepiness level. We use several statistical methods, such as mixed-model approaches to evaluate the individual, and the group at the same time from the data gathered.

Biography

Blake Bryant is a freshman at Missouri S&T, and he is a Biological Science major and pursuing a minor in chemistry as well. On this project he is a Research Assistant to Dr. Matthew Thimgan.

Research Category

Sciences

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium

Presentation Date

17 Apr 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Physiological Biomarkers of Sleepiness

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This experiments goal is to determine a way to tell how sleepy a person is through a set of physiological tests. If successful, there will be a quick, objective, and inexpensive way to test how sleepy a person is. Our main goal is to find a correlation between the cognitive and physiological data we gathered and the subject’s sleepiness level to determine how sleepy a person is. We gather data from volunteers who take a subjective survey to get an estimated sleepiness level. After the survey they will take a series of different cognitive tests, for example we have a Psychomotor Vigilance Test (PVT) which will test the cognitive domains of vigilant attention, and psychomotor speed. Results from these tests will be correlated with sleepiness level. We use several statistical methods, such as mixed-model approaches to evaluate the individual, and the group at the same time from the data gathered.