Neurobiology of Sleep

Description: (Same as Neuroscience CM123.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisites: courses M101A and M101B or 111A and 111B or consent of instructor. Detailed look into science of sleep. Cellular and molecular mechanisms of falling asleep, many discrete brain structures involved in control of sleep wakefulness, and homeostatic regulation of sleep. How our sleep needs shaped by our evolutionary history, age, and gender. Latest insights into question of function of sleep, critical role sleep plays in memory formation and, close association between sleep and metabolism. Sleep disorders are considered as they provide insights into mechanisms underlying sleep. For background on science of sleep and circadian rhythms, completion of course C126 is highly recommended. Concurrently scheduled with course CM223. Letter grading.

Units: 4.0
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