Evoked potentials as a tool for the investigation of human sleep.

  title={Evoked potentials as a tool for the investigation of human sleep.},
  author={H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Bastuji and Luis Garc{\'i}a-Larrea},
  journal={Sleep medicine reviews},
  volume={3 1},
This review summarizes studies of evoked potentials (EPs) applied to the investigation of human sleep and of sleep disorders. The first part is devoted to studies dealing with the nature, mechanisms and extent of information processing during sleep. EP studies suggest that the brain's ability to detect salient stimuli persists during even the deepest sleep stages, while discrimination of the stimulus' intrinsic significance and/or semantic content may persist only in stage II and paradoxical… CONTINUE READING


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