The association between sleep spindles and IQ in healthy school-age children.

  title={The association between sleep spindles and IQ in healthy school-age children.},
  author={Reut Gruber and Merrill S. Wise and Sonia Frenette and B{\"a}rbel Kn{\"a}auper and Alice Boom and Laura Fontil and Julie Carrier},
  journal={International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology},
  volume={89 2},
Recent studies have suggested that sleep is associated with IQ measures in children, but the underlying mechanism remains unknown. An association between sleep spindles and IQ has been found in adults, but only two previous studies have explored this topic in children. The goal of this study was to examine whether sleep spindle frequency, amplitude, duration and/or density were associated with performance on the perceptual reasoning, verbal comprehension, working memory, and processing speed… CONTINUE READING
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