This volume of Progress in Brain Research documents research presented at the 26th International Summer School of Brain Research (Amsterdam, Jun/Jul 2010) and looks at how the oscillations that characterize brain activity vary between task performance - the EEG power and performance modulations, rest - the MRI default mode and other networks, and sleep - the cortical slow oscillations. Studies over the past decade indicate that the study of these slow oscillations is essential for our understanding of plasticity, memory, brain structure from synapse to default mode network, cognition, consciousness and ultimately for our understanding of the mechanisms and functions of sleep and vigilance.
- Leading authors review the state-of-the-art in their field of investigation and provide their views and perspectives for future research
- Chapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with a comprehensive list of resources on the topics covered
- All chapters include comprehensive background information and are written in a clear form that is also accessible to the non-specialist
(tentative) Cellular and network mechanisms of recurrent cortical network activity, David McCormick Mechanisms of slow oscillations generation during sleep: neurons, glia and networks, Florin Amzica Sleep slow oscillations for memory consolidation, Jan Born Grouping of spindle activity during slow oscillations in sleep, Matthias Mölle Low frequency BOLD fluctuations during resting wakefulness and light sleep, Jeff Duyn Genetic determination of sleep EEG profiles in mice, Paul Franken Developmental aspects of slow oscillations during sleep, Reto Huber Mechanisms of sleep-dependent consolidation of cortical plasticity, Marcos Frank Thalamocortical mechanisms of slow oscillations, Stuart Hughes Involvement of cytokines in slow wave sleep, James Krueger Genetic determination of sleep EEG profiles in man, Hans-Peter Landolt Resting state default network oscillations interfacing vigilance and sleep, Linda Larson-Prior Daydreaming your way out of coma? fMRI restings state studies in disorders of consciousness, Steven Laureys Infraslow oscillations in drowsy performance and EEG, Scott Makeig Spontaneous neural activity during human slow wave sleep, Pierre Maquet The sleep slow oscillation as a travelling wave, Marcello Massimini The dynamics of memory reactivation and cortico-hippocampal interactions, Bruce McNaughton Impact of brainstem network activity on cortical dynamics during slow oscillations, Juan Mena-Segovia Very slow EEG fluctuations predict the dynamics of stimulus detection, Matias Palva Microvascular compliance changes across sleep and wake: mechanisms forlocal sleep regulation, David Rector Sources of slow oscillation travelling waves; overlap with the default mode network?, Brady Riedner Communication between neocortex and hippocampus during sleep in rodents, Anton Sirota Resting state networks as seen via FMRI: Characteristics and interpretations, Stephen Smith Neuronal plasticity in thalamocortical networks during sleep and waking oscillations, Igor Timofeev Sleep benefits subsequent hippocampal functioning, Ysbrand Van der Werf Long range synchronization of up and down states, Maxim Volgushev Modulation of cortical neuronal activity by vigilance state, behavior and preceding sleep-wake history: cellular correlates of sleep homeostasis in freely behaving rats, Vladyslav Vyazovskiy Coordinated memory replay in the visual cortex and hippocampus during sleep, Matt Wilson