Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience

Sleep and Anesthesia

Neural Correlates in Theory and Experiment

Editors: Hutt, Axel (Ed.)

  • The book is motivated by two successful workshops on anesthesia and sleep organized during the Computational Neuroscience Conferences in Toronto in 2007 and in Berlin 2009.
  • Elucidates important issues in theoretical models that at the same time reflect some current major research interests.
  • The book discusses not only neural activity in the brain but also the effects of general anesthesia on the cardio-vascular system and the spinal cord in the context of analgesia.
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About this book

Sleep and anesthesia seem so similar that the task of analyzing the neurological similarities and differences between the two is an obvious research postulate. Both involve the loss of consciousness, or the loss of awareness of external stimuli. Yet when we investigate further, key differences start to manifest themselves—anesthesia is drug-induced while sleep requires no external cause being only the most salient. Other fascinating questions crowd in too: do we dream while under anesthesia, and do we feel pain while sleeping? Examining neural activity associated with sleep and anesthesia can be effected at various levels, from the microscopic, single-neuron level right up to that of whole neural populations.

 

This book aims to reveal the underlying neural mechanisms of sleep and anesthesia by employing a range of experimental techniques and applying theoretical models of neural activity that predict the mechanisms related to both states. Of course, these models offer deeper insights if their assumptions and resulting data can be correlated to experimental findings, and it is these correlations that the book focuses on. As the outcome of workshops on anesthesia and sleep at the 2007 and 2009 Computational Neuroscience Conferences in Toronto and Berlin, the chapters lay out key theoretical issues as well as hot contemporary research topics. It also details experimental techniques on various spatial scales, such as fMRIand EEG-experiments on the macroscopic, and single-neuron and LFP measurements on the microscopic scale

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book, which aims to provide an overview of experimental and theoretical concepts explaining the similarities and differences of sleep and anesthesia, grew out of two workshops during the Computational Neuroscience Conferences … . written particularly for graduate students in anesthesiology and sleep science, but it also will be useful to theoretical neuroscientists who are being introduced to sleep and anesthesia. … useful contribution to both the sleep and of anesthesia fields and serves to elucidate their differences and similarities from theoretical and experimental approaches.” (M. Isabel L. Crisostomo, Doody’s Review Service, January, 2012)

“The book offers an in-depth review of the mechanisms underlying sleep and anesthesia and outlines directions for future research. … each chapter on its own is a well-written review of a specific topic that can be read independently. … this book is a well-written, informative overview that achieves the goal of synthesizing and summarizing the cutting-edge research on the topics of sleep and anesthesia. … this volume is an important resource for clinicians and researchers interested in the fields of anesthesiology and sleep research.” (Dian-Shi Wang and Beverley A. Orser, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, Vol. 59, 2012)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Sleep and Anesthesia: A Consideration of States, Traits, and Mechanisms

    Pal, D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Modelling Sleep and General Anaesthesia

    Sleigh, J. W. (et al.)

    Pages 21-41

  • Quantitative Modeling of Sleep Dynamics

    Robinson, P. A. (et al.)

    Pages 45-68

  • The Fine Structure of Slow-Wave Sleep Oscillations: from Single Neurons to Large Networks

    Destexhe, A. (et al.)

    Pages 69-105

  • A Population Network Model of Neuronal and Neurotransmitter Interactions Regulating Sleep–Wake Behavior in Rodent Species

    Diniz Behn, C. G. (et al.)

    Pages 107-126

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sleep and Anesthesia
Book Subtitle
Neural Correlates in Theory and Experiment
Editors
  • Axel Hutt
Series Title
Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0173-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0173-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0172-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3024-7
Series ISSN
2197-1900
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 260
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