Sleep, Memory and Learning, An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics - E-Book

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Mar 21, 2011 - Medical - 152 pages

This issue dives into the study of sleep function, particularly as it relates to memory and cognition. Any clinician who sees patients with sleep disorders, or in particular any sleep medicine specialist, will find this information enlightening and invaluable, as it discusses the current state of understanding of how sleep affects humans’ waking cognitive functions. These review articles describe the research that has taken place, and the lessons that can be taken away from them, so that clinicians can confidently advise their patients on the functional importance of adequate sleep, and recognize cognitive symptoms of inadequate sleep. Articles discuss such topics as animal and human research on sleep and memory, various imaging techniques to describe brain activity during sleep, and the role of dreams.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Neurology of Sleep
1
Chapter 2 Learning Memory and Sleep in Humans
15
Chapter 3 Sleep and Emotional Memory Processing
31
Chapter 4 Learning Memory and Sleep in Children
45
A Review
59
Chapyer 6 A Molecular Basis for Interactions Between Sleep and Memory
71
Chapter 7 Brain Stimulation During Sleep
85
Experiencing Consolidation
97
Chapter 9 The Neurocognitive Effects of Sleep Disruption in Children and Adolescents
109
Chapter 10 Sleepy Driving
117
Index
125
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Harvard Medical School

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