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TitleSleep, Memory and Synaptic Plasticity [electronic resource] / edited by Sushil K. Jha, Vibha M. Jha
ImprintSingapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XIV, 254 p. 29 illus., 16 illus. in color. online resource


Over the years there has been growing interest among the scientific community in investigating sleep and how it affects the memory and other brain functions. It is now well established that sleep helps in memory consolidation and induction of neural plasticity, and that short-term deprivation of either total sleep or rapid eye movement sleep alone can induce memory deficits very quickly. Quantitative and qualitative changes in sleep architecture after different training tasks further suggest that discrete memory types may require specific sleep stage/s for optimal memory consolidation, and studies indicate that sleep deprivation alters synaptic plasticity and membrane excitability in the hippocampal neurons and synaptic up-scaling in the cortical neurons. Further, sleep alteration during pregnancy may increase the risk of depression and adversely affect maternal-child relationships, parenting practices, family functioning, and children's development and general wellbeing. This book coherently discusses all these aspects, with a particular focus on the possible role of sleep in memory consolidation and synaptic plasticity. It also highlights the detrimental effects of sleep loss on mental health, the immune system and cognition. This book is a valuable reference resource for students and researchers working in the area of sleep, memory, or neuronal plasticity


The Memory Function of Sleep Across the Lifespan -- Sleep Deprivation, Cognitive Functions and Countermeasures -- Sleep Loss and Neuronal Stress -- The Role of Sleep in Homeostatic Regulation of Ionic Balances and Its Implication in Cognitive Functions -- Sleep and Brain Plasticity -- The Role of Sleep in Emotional Processing -- Sleep, Stress, and Traumatic Memory -- The Distinctive Role of NREM and REM sleep in the Consolidation of Fear Memory -- Sleep and Appetitive Conditioned Memory

Human physiology Neurobiology Cell membranes Cell physiology Psychology clinical Human Physiology. Neurobiology. Membrane Biology. Cell Physiology. Neuropsychology.


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