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Understanding sleep and dreaming

Author: William H Moorcroft
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Sleep is compelling--we cannot do without it. Until recently there have been many mysteries and misunderstandings about sleep and the dreams that accompany it. In recent years scientists have turned greater attention to sleep and dreaming resulting in greater understanding of what they are and how they work, leading to more informed speculations about their functions. The updated Second Edition of Understanding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Livre électronique (Descripteur de forme)
Ressource Internet (Descripteur de forme)
Livres numériques
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William H Moorcroft
ISBN: 9781461464679 1461464676
OCLC Number: 843856409
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 7 mai 2013).
Description: 1 ressource en ligne
Contents: Part I. Sleep and Sleeping. What is Sleep and How it is Scientifically Measured --
The Need to Sleep --
Normal Variations of Sleep --
Part II. What Causes us to Sleep? The Brain in Sleep --
The Body During Sleep --
Part III. Dreams and Dreaming. Dreams --
Dreaming --
Modern Theories of Dreams and Dreaming --
Part IV. Why We Sleep and Dream. Functions of Sleep and NREMS --
The Functions of REMS and Dreaming --
Part V. Problems with Sleeping and Dreaming. Some Difficulties That People May Have with Sleep --
Disorders of Sleep.
Responsibility: William H. Moorcroft.

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As in the previous book, Understanding Sleep and Dreaming, this new edition serves as a compact overview for now sleep experts, covering physiological sleep mechanisms, brain function, psychological  Read more...

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Praise for the First Edition:"Although sleep has been the subject of serious study for several decades, there has not been available an integrated, introductory text for more than 10 years. Read more...

 
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