Sleep slow wave activity (SWA) is thought to reflect sleep need, increasing in proportion to the length of prior wakefulness and decreasing during sleep. However, the process responsible for SWA regulation is not known. We showed recently that SWA increases locally after a learning task involving a circumscribed brain region, suggesting that SWA may reflect plastic changes triggered by learning.
|Titolo:||TMS-induced cortical potentiation during wakefulness locally increases slow wave activity during sleep|
|Parole Chiave:||motor cortex ; cerebral cortex ; brain mapping ; sleep stages ; evoked potentials ; sleep ; humans ; electroencephalography ; time factors ; long-term potentiation; transcranial magnetic stimulation ; wakefulness|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/09 - Fisiologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1371/journal.pone.0000276|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|