Sleep, Neuronal Plasticity and Brain Function

  • Peter Meerlo
  • Ruth M. Benca
  • Ted Abel

Part of the Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences book series (CTBN, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Géraldine M. Mang, Paul Franken
    Pages 25-63
  3. Annie da Costa Souza, Sidarta Ribeiro
    Pages 65-90
  4. Vladyslav V. Vyazovskiy, Ugo Faraguna
    Pages 91-121
  5. Anka D. Mueller, Peter Meerlo, Dennis McGinty, Ralph E. Mistlberger
    Pages 151-181
  6. Timothy P. Brawn, Daniel Margoliash
    Pages 207-237
  7. Philippe Peigneux
    Pages 239-268
  8. Sara E. Alger, Alexis M. Chambers, Tony Cunningham, Jessica D. Payne
    Pages 269-306
  9. Edward F. Pace-Schott, Rebecca M. C. Spencer
    Pages 307-330
  10. Larry D. Sanford, Deborah Suchecki, Peter Meerlo
    Pages 379-410
  11. Lampros Perogamvros, Sophie Schwartz
    Pages 411-431
  12. Kate E. Sprecher, Fabio Ferrarelli, Ruth M. Benca
    Pages 433-458
  13. Sara Dallaspezia, Francesco Benedetti
    Pages 483-502
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 555-559

About this book


This book reviews current knowledge on the importance of sleep for brain function, from molecular mechanisms to behavioral output, with special emphasis on the question of how sleep and sleep loss ultimately affect cognition and mood. It provides an extensive overview of the latest insights in the role of sleep in regulating gene expression, synaptic plasticity and neurogenesis, and how that in turn is linked to learning and memory processes. In addition, readers will learn about the potential clinical implications of insufficient sleep and discover how chronically restricted or disrupted sleep may contribute to age-related cognitive decline and the development of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and depression. The book consists of 19 chapters, written by experts in basic sleep research and sleep medicine, which together cover a wide range of topics on the importance of sleep and consequences of sleep disruption. This book will be of interest to students, researchers and clinicians with a general interest in brain function or a specific interest in sleep.


Brain Function Learning and Memory Mood Neuronal Plasticity Sleep

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Meerlo
    • 1
  • Ruth M. Benca
    • 2
  • Ted Abel
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Behavior and NeurosciencesUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA
  3. 3.Department of BiologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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