Erasing Synapses in Sleep: Is It Time to Be SHY?

@inproceedings{Frank2012ErasingSI,
  title={Erasing Synapses in Sleep: Is It Time to Be SHY?},
  author={Marcos Gabriel Frank},
  booktitle={Neural plasticity},
  year={2012}
}
Converging lines of evidence strongly support a role for sleep in brain plasticity. An elegant idea that may explain how sleep accomplishes this role is the "synaptic homeostasis hypothesis (SHY)." According to SHY, sleep promotes net synaptic weakening which offsets net synaptic strengthening that occurs during wakefulness. SHY is intuitively appealing because it relates the homeostatic regulation of sleep to an important function (synaptic plasticity). SHY has also received important… CONTINUE READING
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