The Neural Control of Sleep and Waking

  • Jerome Siegel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. A Brief Synopsis of Neuroanatomy

  3. The First Half-Century: The Groundwork for the Science of Sleep and Waking Is Laid

  4. The Second Half-Century: The Benefits Are Reaped

  5. The Second Half-Century: The Benefits Are Reaped

  6. The Second Half-Century: The Benefits Are Reaped

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. The Dreaming Brain: REM and Paradoxical Sleep

  7. The Functions and Disorders of Sleep and Waking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 171-211

About this book


My first contact with “the other” Jerome Siegel came in 1973, when I moved to Los Angeles to do postdoctoral work at UCLA. My thesis work had been listed in a nationally available posting without any address. The Brain Inf- mation Service, thinking they knew where I was, listed “the other” Jerome Siegel’s Delaware address for reprint requests. I soon received a letter from Jerry along with the requests he had received and we have remained in c- tact ever since. I am occasionally reminded of my namesake when I meet a new colleague who is impressed that someone “so young” published a paper in Science in 1965 (one year out of high school, if it had been me). I entered the field in the early 1970s just as he left. My interests in REM sleep and brainstem mechanisms have been eerily similar to his (and he also did po- doctoral work at UCLA), so our research contributions can be distinguished easily only by my use of my middle initial (which has occasionally been om- ted from my publications). So, my namesake and I both have an interest in seeing to it that no one “brings shame to the name. ” The current work certainly fulfills that dictum. This is a very unusual book, both in its scope and in its approach to the - terial.


Arousal anatomy biology brain electroencephalography (EEG) forebrain neuroanatomy physiology psychology

Authors and affiliations

  • Jerome Siegel
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Psychology and Biological SciencesUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

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