Brain Control of Wakefulness and Sleep

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Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 3, 2007 - Medical - 728 pages
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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 possibilities of unifying basic studies on anatomy and cellular psychology.

 

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Contents

Chapter
1
Chapter
8
Methodology of Morphological and Physiological Substrates
35
Chapter 3
55
CONTENTS Unidentified Transmitters
61
vii
63
Chapter 4
139
Chapter 5
148
Attentional Tasks
371
Chapter 9
381
Chapter 1
414
1
461
xiv
468
Chapter 12
513
Chapter 13
561
CONTENTS
600

Intrinsic Electrophysiological Properties of Brainstem
155
xi
189
Chapter 6
211
Synchronized Brain Oscillations Leading to Neuronal Plasticity CONTENTS
255
Activating Influxes
295
CONTENTS Brainstem and State dependency of Thalamocortical Systems
345
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611
684
474
711
491
718
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Mircea Steriade is Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Neurophysiology at Laval University and is a member of the Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Sciences).

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.

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