Neuronal Oscillations of Wakefulness and Sleep : Windows on Spontaneous Activity of the Brain

This edited volume reviews recent findings that highlight the mechanisms and functions of the neuronal oscillations that structure brain activity across the sleep-wake cycle. An increasing number of studies conducted in humans and animals use a variety of techniques, ranging from intracellular recor...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Dang-Vu, Thien Thanh (Editor), Courtemanche, Richard (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 2020, 2020
Edition:1st ed. 2020
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Summary:This edited volume reviews recent findings that highlight the mechanisms and functions of the neuronal oscillations that structure brain activity across the sleep-wake cycle. An increasing number of studies conducted in humans and animals use a variety of techniques, ranging from intracellular recording to functional neuroimaging, that provide important insight into the mechanisms and functional properties of these brain rhythms. This book explores how the studies of these rhythms are fundamental not only for basic neuroscience, but also for clinical neuroscience. At the basic science level, neuronal oscillations shape the interactions between different areas of the brain and profoundly impact neural responses to the environment, thereby mediating the processing of information in the brain. At the clinical level, brain oscillations are affected in numerous neurological conditions and might provide useful biomarkers that inform about patients’ evolution and vulnerability. During sleep, these brain rhythms could provide functional support to internal states that govern the basic maintenance of local circuit and systemic interactions. During wake, the rhythmicity of cortical and subcortical circuits have been linked with sensory processing, cognitive operations, and preparation for action.This volume attempts to link together these sleep and wake functional roles at the level of neuroimaging and electroencephalographic measures, local field potentials, and even at the cellular level.
Physical Description:XXI, 277 p. 40 illus., 24 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9781071606537