Rapid Eye Movement Sleep

Rapid Eye Movement Sleep

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Spanning over half a century of investigation into Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, this volume provides comprehensive coverage of a broad range of topics in REM sleep biology. World renowned researchers and experts are brought together to discuss past and current research and to set the foundation for future developments. Key topics are covered in six sections from fundamental topics (historical context and general biology) to cutting-edge research on neuronal regulation, neuroanatomy and neurochemistry, functional significance and disturbance in the REM sleep generating mechanism. A reference source for all aspects of REM sleep research, it also incorporates chapters on neural modelling, findings from non-human species and interactions between brain regions. This is an invaluable resource, essential reading for all involved in sleep research and clinical practice.Cambridge University Press 2011. ... In the 1960s, the apparent realization that REM sleep (REMS) was dreaming destroyed 500 years of belief ... story of how god came to him in a dream and gave him instructions of how to position his temple according to cardinal points. ... The argument can cogently be made that the structure and narrative form of language itself is derived from dream (States, 1993).

Title:Rapid Eye Movement Sleep
Author:Birendra N. Mallick, S. R. Pandi-Perumal, Robert W. McCarley, Adrian R. Morrison
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2011-07-14


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