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Brain Control of Wakefulness and Sleep

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ISBN-10: 0306487144

ISBN-13: 9780306487149

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Mircea M. Steriade, Robert W. McCarley

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Brain Control of Wakefulness and Sleeping explores the history of efforts to understand the nature of waking and sleeping states from a biological point of view. This research represents the synthesis of the work of two individuals who have devoted their careers to investigating the mysterious states of the mind. This landmark book will interest the beginner scientist/researcher as well as the sleep clinician, with chapters on subjects including Neuronal Control of REM Sleep, Motor Systems and the Role of Active Forebrain, and Humoral Systems in Sleep Control. The authors explore the behavioral and physiological events of waking and sleep, analyzing the current realities and the future…    
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 3/23/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 728
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

Mircea Steriade is Professor of Anatomy and Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Quebec City.

Robert W. McCarley is Professor and Chair of the Harvard Department of Psychiatry and Associate Director of Mental Health in the VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, USA.

ChangingConcepts of Mechanisms of Waking and Sleep States.-
Methodology of Morphological and Phsiological Substrates Underlying States of Vigilance.
Afferent and Efferent Connections of Brainstem and Forebrain Modulatory Systems.
Neuronal Circuits in the Thalamus, Neocortex, and Hippocampus, Targets of Diffuse Modulatory Systems.- Intrinsic
Electrophysiological Properties of Brainstem and Forebrain Neurons.- Neurotransmitters-Modulated Currents of Brainstem
Neurons and Some of Their Forebrain Targets.
Synchronized Brain Oscillations Leading to Neuronal Plasticity during Waking and Sleep States.
Brainstem and State Dependency of Thalammocortical Systems.
Neuronal Activities in Brainstem and Basal Forebrain Structures Controlling Waking and Sleep States.
- Motor Systems.
Neuronal Control of REM Sleep- REM Sleep as a Biological Rhythm:
The Phenomenology and a Structural and Mathematical Model with Application to Depression.-
The Role of Active Forebrain and Humoral Systems in Sleep Control.