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Neuronal Oscillations of Wakefulness and Sleep

Windows on Spontaneous Activity of the Brain

  • Thien Thanh Dang-Vu
  • Richard Courtemanche

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Wakefulness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard Courtemanche, Daniela Popa, Clément Léna
      Pages 3-44
    3. Bénédicte Amilhon, Guillaume Ducharme, Jesse Jackson, Romain Goutagny, Sylvain Williams
      Pages 45-70
    4. Christian Keitel, Gregor Thut, Joachim Gross
      Pages 71-97
    5. Maxime Lévesque, Charles Behr, Jean Gotman, Massimo Avoli
      Pages 99-116
  3. Sleep

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Igor Timofeev, Maxime E. Bonjean, Maksim Bazhenov
      Pages 119-170
    3. Ali Salimi, Aurore A. Perrault, Victoria Zhang, Soufiane Boucetta, Thien Thanh Dang-Vu
      Pages 171-197
    4. Valya Sergeeva, Jeremy Viczko, Adrian M. Owen, Stuart M. Fogel
      Pages 223-247
    5. Fabio Ferrarelli, Giulio Tononi
      Pages 249-277

About this book


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.   


Cognition Consciousness Memory Oscillations Sleep

Editors and affiliations

  • Thien Thanh Dang-Vu
    • 1
  • Richard Courtemanche
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Health Kinesiology and Applied Physiology Center for studies in Behavioral Neurobiology and PERFORM Center, Centre de Recherche de l’Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal CIUSSS Centre-Sud-de-l’île-de-MontréalConcordia UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Department of Health Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology, PERFORM CenterConcordia UniversityMontréalCanada

About the editors

Dr. Thanh Dang-Vu is a Neurologist, Director of the Sleep, Cognition and Neuroimaging Lab (SCNLab), Associate Director for Clinical Research at the Centre de Recherche de l’Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM), and Professor in the department of Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). He is also a researcher at Concordia University’s Perform Center and Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology. His lab investigates the brain mechanisms of sleep disorders and the role of neuronal oscillations during sleep in memory consolidation and cognition, using multimodal approaches with neuroimaging and neurophysiology.

Dr. Richard Courtemanche is a neurophysiologist who has been a member of the Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology for over 15 years at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He holds the position of Professor in the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Applied Physiology, of which he is a former Chair, and is also Associate Dean, Academic Programs, for his Faculty. He has also been a researcher with the university’s PERFORM Centre since its inception. His research program focuses on the local and wide-ranging networks in the brain supporting oscillatory activity and motor control, with a particular focus on the cerebellum and basal ganglia. While his enthusiasm for sports and kinesiology background sometimes leaks out in his writing, his keenness for understanding network mechanisms has never wavered, and has defined research questions in his lab.   

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Neuronal Oscillations of Wakefulness and Sleep
  • Book Subtitle Windows on Spontaneous Activity of the Brain
  • Editors Thien Thanh Dang-Vu
    Richard Courtemanche
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-0716-0651-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-0716-0658-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-0716-0653-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 277
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
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