Sleep Spindles and Intellectual Ability: Epiphenomenon or Directly Related?

  title={Sleep Spindles and Intellectual Ability: Epiphenomenon or Directly Related?},
  author={Zhuo Fang and V. Sergeeva and L. Ray and J. Viczko and A. Owen and S. Fogel},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  • Zhuo Fang, V. Sergeeva, +3 authors S. Fogel
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine, Psychology, Computer Science
  • Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Sleep spindles—short, phasic, oscillatory bursts of activity that characterize non-rapid eye movement sleep—are one of the only electrophysiological oscillations identified as a biological marker of human intelligence (e.g., cognitive abilities commonly assessed using intelligence quotient tests). However, spindles are also important for sleep maintenance and are modulated by circadian factors. Thus, the possibility remains that the relationship between spindles and intelligence quotient may be… CONTINUE READING
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