Robert McCarley

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Following a summary of the stages of sleep and wakefulness as monitored with the electroencephalogram and electromyogram, important aspects of the neurophysiology and neuroanatomy of the circuits of vigilance state control are reviewed. A homeostatic drive for sleep and a circadian influence work in concert to determine sleepiness. These processes influence(More)
This is an exciting period for basic sleep research, because we are now beginning to understand some of the mechanisms controlling the changes in consciousness associated with sleep and wakefulness. Witness the recent discoveries of a probable genetic involvement in narcolepsy, the identification of hypothalamic structures promoting sleep, and the mounting(More)
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