Brain Control of Wakefulness and Sleep

Hardcover | March 23, 2005

byMircea M. Steriade, Robert W. McCarley

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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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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 wil...

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Steriade and McCarley have done a sterling job of bringing together much of what is relevant (and some of what is not) into a present-day light...The book is rich in references and leaves no aspect of the problem untouched. The morphological, pharmacological, physiological and mathematical modeling aspects of different components of th...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:748 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.04 inPublished:March 23, 2005Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306487144

ISBN - 13:9780306487149

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Table of Contents

Changing Concepts of Mechanisms of Waking and Sleep States.- Methodology of Morphological and Phsiological Substrates Underlying States of Vigilance.- Afferent and Efferent Connections of Brainstem and Forebrain Modulatory Systems.- Neuronal Circuits in the Thalamus, Neocortex, and Hippocampus, Targets of Diffuse Modulatory Systems.- Intrinsic Electrophysiological Properties of Brainstem and Forebrain Neurons.- Neurotransmitters-Modulated Currents of Brainstem Neurons and Some of Their Forebrain Targets.- Synchronized Brain Oscillations Leading to Neuronal Plasticity during Waking and Sleep States.- Brainstem and State Dependency of Thalammocortical Systems.- Neuronal Activities in Brainstem and Basal Forebrain Structures Controlling Waking and Sleep States.- Motor Systems.- Neuronal Control of REM Sleep- REM Sleep as a Biological Rhythm: The Phenomenology and a Structural and Mathematical Model with Application to Depression.- The Role of Active Forebrain and Humoral Systems in Sleep Control.