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The secret world of sleep : how the nighttime brain creates consciousness

Author: Penelope A Lewis
Series: Macmillan Science
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

In The Secret World of Sleep, neuroscientist Penny Lewis explores the latest research into the nighttime brain to understand the real benefits of sleep. While our body rests, the brain practices  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penelope A Lewis
ISBN: 9780230107595 0230107591
OCLC Number: 859386589
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white).
Contents: Chapter 1: Why Sleep? Chapter 2: How do we know sleep is important for the brain? Chapter 3: Building blocks of the brain Chapter 4: How the brain controls sleep Chapter 5: Mental spring cleaning while you sleep Chapter 6: How and why memories are 'replayed' in sleep Chapter 7: What is dreaming and what does it tell us memory? Chapter 8: Sleep, semantics, and the mind Chapter 9: Emotional memories and sleep Chapter 10: Does sleep disarm dangerous emotions? Chapter 11: Good sleepers and bad sleepers Chapter 12: Getting the most out of your sleep Chapter 13: Brief notes on how to get the sleep you need
Series Title: Macmillan Science
Responsibility: by Penelope A. Lewis.


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'There is much to fascinate in this nippy primer on the biology and behaviour associated with snoozing...from the latest on narcolepsy to the sleep-inhibiting qualities of smoked meat, this is Read more...

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