Genes, sleep and dreams


Journal Article (Chapter)

This Chapter considers the continuing debate regarding the mechanisms that underlie the cognitive role of sleep. One theory proposes that the triggering of generalized synaptic downscaling occurs so as to restore homeostatic balance and enable further waking potentiation. The alternative, favored by the present authors, proposes that sleep harbors decreased and increased plasticity in separate circuits. Further work is required to resolve this debate. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ribeiro, S; Simões, C; Nicolelis, M

Published Date

  • December 1, 2008

Start / End Page

  • 413 - 429

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-4020-8352-5_17

Citation Source

  • Scopus