Functional Anatomy of the Sleep-Wakefulness Cycle: Wakefulness By Fernando Reinoso-Suárez
English | PDF(Repost),EPUB | 2011 | 141 Pages | ISBN : 3642146252 | 9.28 MB
Wakefulness is a necessary, active and periodic brain state, with a circadian and homeostatic regulation and precisely meshed with other states into the sleep-wakefulness cycle. This monograph first overviews the historical background and current understanding of the neuronal systems generating and/or maintaining the various phases of the sleep-wakefulness cycle. A key cellular correlate of wakefulness is a sustained mode of high activity and plasticity in the closely intertwined circuits of the cortex and thalamus, the “thalamo-cerebral cortex unity”.