The physiologic nature of sleep / [edited by] Pier Luigi Parmeggiani, Ricardo A. Velluti.Material type: TextPublication details: London : Hackensack, NJ : Imperial College Press ; Distributed by World Scientific Pub., ©2005. Description: 1 online resource (xx, 639 pages) : illustrations (some color)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1860947182; 9781860947186; 9781860945571; 1860945570; 1281867071; 9781281867070Subject(s): Sleep -- Physiological aspects | Sleep -- physiology | Brain -- physiology | Physiological Phenomena | MEDICAL -- Neuroscience | PSYCHOLOGY -- Neuropsychology | Sleep -- Physiological aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Physiologic nature of sleep.DDC classification: 612.8/21 LOC classification: QP425 | .P4559 2005ebNLM classification: 2006 B-826 | WL 108Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Energy processes underlying the sleep-wake cycle -- Humoral mechanisms of sleep -- Neurotransmitters, neuromodulators, and sleep -- A possible role for sleep in synaptic homeostasis -- Electroencephalography, polysomnography, and other sleep recording systems -- Brain imaging on passing to sleep -- Hypothalamic mechanisms of sleep: perspective from neuronal unit recording studies -- A physiological view of REM sleep structure -- The power of behavioral analysis in understanding sleep mechanisms -- Animal sleep: phylogenetic correlations -- Remarks on sensory neurophysiological mechanisms participating in active sleep processes -- The problem of causal determination of sleep behaviour -- Control of muscle tone across the sleep-wake cycle -- Neural control of breathing in sleep.
Reflex cardiovascular control in sleep -- Regulation of cerebral circulation during sleep -- Central neural mechanisms underlying disordered breathing and cardiovascular control during sleep -- Sleep behaviour and temperature -- Thermoregulation and sleep in the human -- Endocrine correlates of sleep in humans -- The use of melatonin as a chronobiotic-cytoprotective agent in sleep disorders -- What individual neurones tell us about encoding and sensory processing in sleep -- Human auditory information processing during sleep assessed with evoked potentials -- Cognitive aspects of sleep: perception, mentation, and dreaming -- Interactions between sleep, wakefulness and the olfactory system -- Sleep and memory.
Print version record.
This book provides a broad introduction to the fascinating subject of sleep, a behavioral state in which human beings spend a third of their life span, and a topic which interests not only the specialist but also the layperson. Everybody knows that well-being also depends on undisturbed, normal sleep. The Physiologic Nature of Sleep is self-contained in presentation. It may be used as an advanced textbook by graduate students and even ambitious undergraduates in biology, medicine and psychology. It is also suitable for the expert hypnologist who wishes to have an overview of some of the classi.