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Sleep and Brain Plasticity - Pierre Maquet

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Published: 1st July 2003
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Sleep has long been a topic of fascination for artists and scientists. Why do we sleep? What function does sleep serve? Why do we dream? What significance can we attach to our dreams? We spend so much of our lives sleeping, yet its precise function is unclear, in spite of our increasing understanding of the processes generating and maintaining sleep. We now know that sleep can be accompanied by periods of intense cerebral activity, yet only recently has experimental data started to provide us with soem insights into the type of processing taking place in the brain as we sleep. There is now strong evidence that sleep plays a crucial role in learning and in the consolidation of memories. Once the preserve of psychoanalysts, 'dreaming' is now a topic of increasing interest amongst scientists. With research into sleep growing, this volume is both timely and valuable in presenting a unique study of the relationship between sleep, learning, and memory. It brings together a team of international scientists researching sleep in both human and animal subjects. Aimed at researchers within the fields of neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, psychiatry, and neurology, this book will be an important first step in developing a full scientific understanding of one of our most intriguing human characteristics.

an essential addition to the shelves of any sleep laboratory, and a useful one for any concerned with memory. JNNP This is an excellent new book covering the role of sleep in learning and memory. Written and edited by an outstanding and internationally recognized team of researchers in the field, this book is a valuable contribution to the cognitive neuroscience of sleep and learning ... I highly recommend it to anyone interested in this fascinating area of research. Doody's Journal

Howard Eichenbaum: Foreword Pierre Maquet, Carlyle Smith, and Robert Stickgold: Introduction Section 1: Human Behaviour 1: Robert Stickgold: Memory, cognition, and dreams 2: Robert Stickgold: Human studies of sleep and off-line memory reprocessing 3: Jan Born and Steffen Gais: Roles of early and late nocturnal sleep for the consolidation of human memories 4: Rebecca Nader and Carlyle Smith: A role for stage 2 sleep in memory processing Section 2: Animal Behaviour 5: Elizabeth Hennevin: Expression and modulation of memory traces during paradoxical sleep 6: Carlyle Smith: The REM sleep window and memory processing 7: Subimal Datta and Elissa H. Patterson: Activation of phasic pontine wave (P-wave): a mechanism of learning and memory processing 8: Antonio Giuditta, Paola Montagnese, Stefania Piscopo, and Stefania Vescia: The role of sleep in memory processing: the sequential hypothesis Section 3: Sleep and Neural Development 9: Majid Mirmiran and Ronald L Ariagno: Role of REM sleep in brain development and plasticity 10: Marcus G Frank and Michael P Stryker: The role of sleep in the development of central visual pathways Section 4: Systems level 11: Philippe Peigneux, S Laureys, Axel Cleeremans, and Pierre Maquet: Cerebral correlates of memory consolidation during human sleep: contribution of functional neuroimaging 12: Bruce McNaughton, CA Barnes, FP Battaglia, MR Bower, SL Cowen, AD Ekstrom, JL Gerrard, KL Hoffman, Y Karten, P Lipa, CMA Pennartz, and GR Sutherland: Off-line reprocessing of recent memory and its role in memory consolidation: a progress report 13: Gyorgy Buzsaki, Daniel Carpi, Jozsef Csicsvari, George Dragoi, Kenneth Harris, Darrell Henze, and Hajime Hirase: Maintenance and modification of firing rates and sequences in the hippocampus: does sleep play a role? 14: Mircea Steriade and Igor Timofeev: Neuronal plasticity during sleep oscillations in corticothalamic systems Section 5: Cellular level 15: Kevin M Hellman and Ted Abel: Molecular mechanisms of memory consolidation 16: Constantine Pavlides and Sidarta Ribeiro: Recent evidence of memory processing in sleep 17: James M Krueger, Ferenc Obal Jr., Joseph W Harding, John W Wright, and Lynn Churchill: Sleep modulation of the expression of plasticity markers

ISBN: 9780198574002
ISBN-10: 0198574002
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 1st July 2003
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.8  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.95