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Sleep, Neuronal Plasticity and Brain Function

  • Peter Meerlo
  • Ruth M. Benca
  • Ted Abel
  • Provides an extensive overview of the latest insights in the role of sleep in regulating gene expression, synaptic plasticity and neurogenesis

  • Reviews current knowledge on the importance of sleep for brain function with special emphasis on the question how sleep and sleep loss affect cognition and mood

  • Illustrates how chronically restricted or disrupted sleep may contribute to age-related cognitive decline and the development of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and depression

Book

Part of the Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences book series (CTBN, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Géraldine M. Mang, Paul Franken
    Pages 25-63
  3. Annie da Costa Souza, Sidarta Ribeiro
    Pages 65-90
  4. Vladyslav V. Vyazovskiy, Ugo Faraguna
    Pages 91-121
  5. Anka D. Mueller, Peter Meerlo, Dennis McGinty, Ralph E. Mistlberger
    Pages 151-181
  6. Timothy P. Brawn, Daniel Margoliash
    Pages 207-237
  7. Philippe Peigneux
    Pages 239-268
  8. Sara E. Alger, Alexis M. Chambers, Tony Cunningham, Jessica D. Payne
    Pages 269-306
  9. Edward F. Pace-Schott, Rebecca M. C. Spencer
    Pages 307-330
  10. Larry D. Sanford, Deborah Suchecki, Peter Meerlo
    Pages 379-410
  11. Lampros Perogamvros, Sophie Schwartz
    Pages 411-431
  12. Kate E. Sprecher, Fabio Ferrarelli, Ruth M. Benca
    Pages 433-458
  13. Sara Dallaspezia, Francesco Benedetti
    Pages 483-502

About this book

Introduction

This book reviews current knowledge on the importance of sleep for brain function, from molecular mechanisms to behavioral output, with special emphasis on the question of how sleep and sleep loss ultimately affect cognition and mood. It provides an extensive overview of the latest insights in the role of sleep in regulating gene expression, synaptic plasticity and neurogenesis, and how that in turn is linked to learning and memory processes. In addition, readers will learn about the potential clinical implications of insufficient sleep and discover how chronically restricted or disrupted sleep may contribute to age-related cognitive decline and the development of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and depression. The book consists of 19 chapters, written by experts in basic sleep research and sleep medicine, which together cover a wide range of topics on the importance of sleep and consequences of sleep disruption. This book will be of interest to students, researchers and clinicians with a general interest in brain function or a specific interest in sleep.

Keywords

Brain Function Learning and Memory Mood Neuronal Plasticity Sleep

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Meerlo
    • 1
  • Ruth M. Benca
    • 2
  • Ted Abel
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Behavior and NeurosciencesUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA
  3. 3.Department of BiologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sleep, Neuronal Plasticity and Brain Function
  • Editors Peter Meerlo
    Ruth M. Benca
    Ted Abel
  • Series Title Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title Curr.Topics Behav.Neurosci.
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-46878-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-46877-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-50889-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-46878-4
  • Series ISSN 1866-3370
  • Series E-ISSN 1866-3389
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 559
  • Number of Illustrations 25 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
    Behavioral Sciences
    Psychiatry
    Neurology
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Reviews

“This is an extensive overview of the relationship between sleep, neuronal plasticity, and brain function. It reviews the developments and progress being made in the attempt to understand the function of sleep. … The audience will be individuals interested in the neurophysiology of the brain and changes related to sleep states. Students, researchers, and clinicians with an interest in the neurobiological aspects of sleep, sleep deprivation, and its effect on cognitive functioning will find the book useful.” (Michael Easton, Doody's Book Reviews, November, 2015)