Distinct locomotor control and awareness in awake sleepwalkers

Kannape, Oliver Alan orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-2930-4118, Perrig, Stephen, Rossetti, Andrea and Blanke, Olaf (2017) Distinct locomotor control and awareness in awake sleepwalkers. Current Biology, 27 (20). pp. 1102-1104. ISSN 0960-9822

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.08.060


Sleepwalking is a common parasomnia permitting complex actions to occur outside of consciousness. Kannape et al. show that, also in awake behaviour, sleepwalkers have a different level of conscious awareness when walking under cognitive load, mimicking nocturnal sleepwalking episodes.

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