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Rationality around the clock: Sleep and time-of-day effects on guessing game responses

  • Dickinson, David L.
  • McElroy, Todd

We administer an online Guessing Game collecting responses across all 24Â h of the day. While time-of-day itself does not affect guesses, when including trait-level sleepiness and previous night sleep, adverse sleep states lead to responses significantly farther from equilibrium.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 108 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 245-248

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:108:y:2010:i:2:p:245-248
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