Neuronal Substrates of Sleep and Epilepsy by Mircea Steriade

By Mircea Steriade

various states of vigilance and numerous paroxysmal issues that happen in the course of slow-wave sleep may have a similar neural bases. traditional knowledge holds that sleep is a resting kingdom of the mind, with negligible task of cortical neurons. right here, the writer brings new proof favoring the concept that in this behavioral country reminiscence strains bought in the course of waking are consolidated. the writer specializes in the coalescence of alternative sleep rhythms in interacting corticothalamic networks and on 3 kinds of paroxysmal problems, particularly spike-wave seizures as in absence epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut seizures, and temporal-lobe epilepsy. Many physiological correlates of waking and sleep states in addition to different different types of epileptic seizures also are mentioned. The ebook has copious illustrations with examples from in vivo, in vitro and 'in computo' reviews, the bulk coming from the author's personal laboratory. Neuronal Substrates of Sleep and Epilepsy is key studying for neuroscientists and medical researchers.

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