Our focus includes the interaction between physical stressors [such as sleep related fatigue], law, policy, training and practice relating to operational performance for military and law enforcement personnel.
We strive to better understand the dynamics of performance in a wide variety of policing tasks; driving, citizen encounters, crisis intervention, and deadly force encounters. We utilize neurophysiological measurements and simulation technology to evaluate training and performance of military and law enforcement personnel. Our research will lead to more effective, and more cost effective, training and greater public safety.
… a lab within the Sleep and Performance Research Center …
The Sleep and Performance Research Center (SPRC) at Washington State University is a coalition of basic and applied research laboratories aiming to understand the neurobiology of sleep and sleep loss, and the effect of sleep loss on metabolism, immune function, cognitive performance and behavior, all with the aim of ensuring adequate, recuperative sleep and/or mitigating the effects of inadequate sleep.