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The secret world of sleep : the surprising science of the mind at rest

Author: Penelope A Lewis
Publisher: New York City : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Neuroscientist Penny Lewis explores the latest research into the nighttime brain to understand the real benefits of sleep, showing how, while our body rests, the brain practices tasks it learned during the day, replays traumatic events to mollify them, and forges connections between distant concepts.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penelope A Lewis
ISBN: 9780230107595 0230107591 9781137279477 1137279478
OCLC Number: 812068542
Description: 200 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Why sleep? --
How do we know sleep is important for the brain? --
Building blocks of the brain --
How the brain controls sleep --
Mental spring cleaning while you sleep --
How and why memories are replayed in sleep --
What is dreaming and what does it tell us about memory? --
Sleep, semantics, and the mind --
Emotional memories and sleep --
Does sleep disarm dangerous emotions? --
Good sleepers and bad sleepers --
Getting the most out of your sleep --
Brief notes on how to get the sleep you need.
Responsibility: Penelope A. Lewis.

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