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Recognition of Spontaneous and Evoked Arousal- and Sleep-Like (Antiarousal) Phasic Events

  • Péter Halász
  • Róbert Bódizs
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Abstract

In this chapter, we will deal with data accumulated about the arousal-driven spontaneous and evoked phasic events. We are looking for characteristics of spontaneous and elicited phasic changes, regularities in their occurrence, and the impact of their existence on the course of sleep. Summarizing the results of earlier works about PAT, K-complexes, and CAP phenomena, a new approach has been used in their systematization. First, we have differentiated arousal-like and sleep-like spontaneous and elicited responses and investigated the relation of these two types with dynamic changes in the course of night sleep. We differentiated these phasic changes from tonic states of sleep and analyzed the interrelationships of the phasic and tonic changes.

Keywords

Phases d’activation transitoire K-complexes Micro-arousals Reactive delta waves Cyclic alternating pattern 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Péter Halász
    • 1
  • Róbert Bódizs
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Experimental Medicine and Institute of NeuroscienceBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Semmelweis University Institute of Behavioral ScienceBudapestHungary

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