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The Secret World of Sleep

The Surprising Science Of The Mind At Rest

By Penelope A Lewis

In recent years neuroscientists have uncovered the countless ways our brain trips us up in day-to-day life, from its propensity toward irrational thought to how our intuitions deceive us. The latest research on sleep, however, points in the opposite direction. Where old wives tales have long advised to "sleep on a problem," today scientists are discovering the truth behind these folk sayings,and how the busy brain radically improves our minds through sleep and dreams. In The Secret World of Sleep, neuroscientist Penny Lewis explores the latest research intothe nighttime brain to understand the real benefits of sleep. She shows how, while our body rests, the brain practices tasks it learned during the day, replays traumatic events to mollify them, and forges connections between distant concepts. By understanding the roles that the nocturnal brain plays in our waking life, we can improve the relationship between the two, and even boost creativity and become smarter. This is a fascinating exploration of one of the most surprising corners of neuroscience that shows how science may be able to harness the power of sleep to improve learning, health, and more.

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2013

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9780230107595


Format: Book
Author: Lewis, Penelope A
Summary: Neuroscientist Penny Lewis explores the latest research into the nighttime brain to understand the real benefits of sleep, showing how, while our body rests, the brain practices tasks it learned during the day, replays traumatic events to mollify them, and forges connections between distant concepts.
Title: The secret world of sleep : the surprising science of the mind at rest / Penelope A. Lewis.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Subject: Sleep Sleep -- Physiological aspects Brain -- Physiology Consciousness
Isbn: 9780230107595 0230107591
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Call Number: 612.821 Lew
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Bib Id: 453132

Format: Book
Author: Lewis, Penelope A.
Summary: Neuroscientist Penny Lewis explores the latest research into the nighttime brain to understand the real benefits of sleep, showing how, while our body rests, the brain practices tasks it learned during the day, replays traumatic events to mollify them, and forges connections between distant concepts.
Title: The secret world of sleep : the surprising science of the mind at rest / Penelope A. Lewis.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Description: 200 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Subjects: Sleep
Subjects: Sleep -- Physiological aspects
Subjects: Brain -- Physiology
Subjects: Consciousness
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-192) and index.
Contents: Why sleep? -- How do we know sleep is important for the brain? -- Building blocks of the brain -- How the brain controls sleep -- Mental spring cleaning while you sleep -- How and why memories are replayed in sleep -- What is dreaming and what does it tell us memory? -- Sleep, semantics, and the mind -- Emotional memories and sleep -- Does sleep disarm dangerous emotions? -- Good sleepers and bad sleepers -- Getting the most out of your sleep -- Brief notes on how to get the sleep you need.
LCCN: 2013019000
ISBN: 9780230107595
ISBN: 0230107591
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 612.821 Lew