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Sleep and Brain Plasticity

Pierre Maquet, Carlyle Smith, and Robert Stickgold (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198574002
eISBN:
9780191724145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198574002.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

We spend so much of our lives sleeping, yet its precise function is unclear, in spite of our increasing understanding of the processes generating and maintaining sleep. We now know that sleep can be ... More


The function of sleep

Andrew J. K. Phillips

in Sleep, Health, and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198778240
eISBN:
9780191823756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778240.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

The function of sleep was a longstanding mystery in neuroscience, but there is now compelling empirical evidence for several key functions of sleep. Elucidating these functions and their underlying ... More


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