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Rapid Eye Movement Sleep: Regulation and Function

Edited By: BN Mallick, SR Pandi-Perumal, RW McCarley and AR Morrison

496 pages, 31 colour & 70 b/w illustrations, 11 tables

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Jul 2011 | #194016 | ISBN-13: 9780521116800
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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.


Part I. REM Sleep as a Unique Arousal State - Historical Context
1. The sleep-dream state - historic and philosophic perspectives
2. REM sleep and dreaming
3. REM sleep and dream sleep: are they identical? Exploring the conceptual developments in the Upanishads and the present knowledge based on neurobiology of sleep
4. The discovery of REM sleep: the death knell of the passive theory of sleep
5. REM sleep and dreaming: the nature of the relationship

Part II. General Biology
6. The ontogeny and function(s) of REM sleep
7. Evolutionary perspectives on the function of REM sleep
8. A systems level approach to human REM sleep
9. REM sleep regulation: circadian, homeostatic and non-REM sleep-dependent determinants

Part III. Neuronal Regulation
10. Understanding REM sleep: clues from brain lesion studies
11. Preoptic and basal forebrain modulation of REM sleep
12. Amygdalar regulation of REM sleep
13. Pontomedullary mediated REM sleep atonia
14. Phenomenology and function of myoclonic twitching in developing rats
15. Pontine-wave (P-wave) generator: a key player in REM sleep-dependent memory consolidation
16. Hippocampal theta rhythm of REM sleep
17. Respiration during REM sleep and its regulation
18. Modulation of REM sleep by non-REM sleep and waking areas in the brain

Part IV. Neuroanatomy and Neurochemistry
19. Aminergic influences in the regulation of basic REM sleep processes
20. REM sleep regulation by cholinergic neurons: highlights from 1999 to 2009
21. GABAergic modulation of REM sleep
22. Glutamatergic regulation of REM
23. The role of tuberomammillary nucleus histaminergic neurons, and of their receptors, in the regulation of sleep and waking
24. Hypocretinergic system: role in REM sleep regulation
25. Neuropeptides and REM sleep
26. Adenosine and glycine in REM sleep regulation
27. Changes in neurotransmitter levels in relation to REM sleep for its regulation
28. Pontine areas inhibiting REM sleep (PAIRS)
29. Neuronal models of REM sleep control: evolving concepts

Part V. REM Sleep: Functional Significance
30. Significance of deprivation studies: does REM sleep propensity/debt increase with deprivation?
31. Modulation of body core temperature in NREM and REM sleep
32. Sleep-related hippocampal activation: implications for spatial memory consolidation
33. The role of REM sleep in memory consolidation, enhancement and integration
34. The role of REM sleep in emotional brain processing
35. REM sleep loss, oxidative damage and apoptosis
36. Role of REM sleep in maintaining neuronal excitability and its possible mechanism of action
37. Comparison of REM sleep deprivation methods: role of stress and validity of use
38. REM sleep in patients with depression
39. Proteins and neuropeptides in REM sleep regulation and function

Part VI. Disturbance in REM Sleep Generating Mechanism
40. Narcolepsy and REM sleep
41. REM sleep and dreams: relationship to anxiety, psychosomatic and behavioural disorders
42. REM sleep and emotion regulation
43. Neural modeling for cooperative/competitive regulation of REM sleep with NREM sleep and wakefulness
44. The selective mood regulatory theory of dreaming: an adaptive, assimilative and experimentally based theory of dreaming


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