Sleep Spindles

  title={Sleep Spindles},
  author={Anita L{\"u}thi},
  journal={The Neuroscientist},
  pages={243 - 256}
Sleep spindles are extensively studied electroencephalographic rhythms that recur periodically during non–rapid eye movement sleep and that are associated with rhythmic discharges of neurons throughout the thalamocortical system. Their occurrence thus constrains many aspects of the communication between thalamus and cortex, ranging from sensory transmission, to cortical plasticity and learning, to development and disease. I review these functional aspects in conjunction with novel findings on… 

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