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Title The physiologic nature of sleep / [edited by] Pier Luigi Parmeggiani, Ricardo A. Velluti
Published London : Imperial College Press ; Hackensack, NJ : Distributed by World Scientific Pub., [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 639 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sleep -- Physiological aspects.
Brain -- physiology.
Physiological Phenomena.
Sleep -- physiology.
Form Electronic book
Author Parmeggiani, P. L. (Pier Luigi), 1928-
Velluti, Ricardo A.
ISBN 1281867071
1860945570 (hdbk. ; alk. paper)
1860947182 (electronic bk.)
9781860945571 (hdbk. ; alk. paper)
9781860947186 (electronic bk.)
(hdbk. ; alk. paper)