Sleep Mechanisms by A. BorbelySleep Mechanisms by A. Borbely

Sleep Mechanisms

byA. BorbelyEditorJ.-L. Valatx

Paperback | November 19, 2011

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Since 1972 the European Training Programme in Brain and Behaviour Research (ETP) , a sub-organization of the European Science Foundation, has been organizing a yearly Winterschool in Zuoz, Switzerland. This course with its unique blend of high-mountain air and high-level neuroscience enjoys an immense popularity. The project to organize the 1983 Winterschool on "Sleep Mechanisms", has been an outgrowth of the frequent scientific and personal contacts between the sleep research laboratories at the Universities of ZOrich and Lyon. In selecting the scientific programme we attempted not only to obtain the participation of foremost European groups engaged in the experimental study of sleep, but to emphasize new conceptual and technical approaches. We were fortunate that numerous experts in sleep research readily agreed to participate. The announcement for the course was sent out to 1600 laboratories to call for the application of junior scientists. From the 113 applications that were received from 22 different countries, 40 participants could be selected. When we finally gathered in the Hotel Castell on a beautiful winter evening, 17 European countries and Israel were represented. The week spent together led to many intense, and sometimes heated discussions which frequently continued in the bar until the early morning hours, confir­ ming that sleep researchers are accustomed to work around the clock. At the meeting the unanimous decision was taken that the contributions should be rapidly published in a separate volume to make them accessible to a wider public.
Title:Sleep MechanismsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:318 pagesPublished:November 19, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Physiology.- Central Mechanisms of Paradoxical Sleep.- Vagal Mechanisms in Sleep Regulation.- Autonomic Nervous System in Sleep.- Maturation of Sleep Mechanisms in the Central Nervous System.- Neuronal Activity of the Developing Raphe Dorsalis: Its Relation with the States of Vigilance.- Neurochemistry.- Indolamines and Sleep-Inducing Factors.- Voltametric Detection of Brain 5-Hydroxyindolamines: A New Technology Applied to Sleep Research.- Activity of Brain Catecholamine Systems in Sleep and Wakefulness Regulation.- Endogenous Sleep Factors.- Genetics and Nucleic Acids.- Genetics as a Model for Studying the Sleep-Waking Cycle.- Synthesis of Brain RNA and DNA During Sleep.- Metabolism and Hormones.- Thermoregulation and Sleep.- Metabolic Determinants of Feeding and Sleep. The Ischymetric Hypothesis.- Cerebral Circulation and Metabolism in Sleep.- Hormones and Sleep.- Evolution.- Evolution of the Sleep Process: A Phylogenetic Approach.- Sleep in Marine Mammals.- Circadian Rhythm, Models, and Implications for Depression.- The Physiological Organization of the Circadian Sleep-Wake Cycle.- Circadian Aspects of Human Sleep.- Sleep Regulation: Outline of a Model and its Implications for Depression.- Sleep Structure in Depression.- Sleep Deprivation, Mood, and Sleep Physiology.- Author Index.