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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185047/histaminergic-h1-and-h2-receptors-mediate-the-effects-of-propofol-on-the-noradrenalin-inhibited-neurons-in-rat-ventrolateral-preoptic-nucleus
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Yang Liu, Yu Zhang, Kun Qian, Lin Zhang, Tian Yu
The ventrolateral preoptic nucleus is a sleep-promoting nucleus located in the basal forebrain. A commonly used intravenous anesthetic, propofol, had been reported to induce sleep spindles and augment the firing rate of neurons in ventrolateral preoptic nucleus, but the underlining mechanism is yet to be known. By using patch clamp recording on neuron in acute brain slice, present study tested if histaminergic H1 and H2 receptors play a role in the effect of propofol on the noradrenalin-inhibited neurons in ventrolateral preoptic nucleus...
February 9, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095202/interpretation-of-the-precision-matrix-and-its-application-in-estimating-sparse-brain-connectivity-during-sleep-spindles-from-human-electrocorticography-recordings
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Anup Das, Aaron L Sampson, Claudia Lainscsek, Lyle Muller, Wutu Lin, John C Doyle, Sydney S Cash, Eric Halgren, Terrence J Sejnowski
The correlation method from brain imaging has been used to estimate functional connectivity in the human brain. However, brain regions might show very high correlation even when the two regions are not directly connected due to the strong interaction of the two regions with common input from a third region. One previously proposed solution to this problem is to use a sparse regularized inverse covariance matrix or precision matrix (SRPM) assuming that the connectivity structure is sparse. This method yields partial correlations to measure strong direct interactions between pairs of regions while simultaneously removing the influence of the rest of the regions, thus identifying regions that are conditionally independent...
January 17, 2017: Neural Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093830/age-affects-sleep-microstructure-more-than-sleep-macrostructure
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Johanna F A Schwarz, Torbjörn Åkerstedt, Eva Lindberg, Georg Gruber, Håkan Fischer, Jenny Theorell-Haglöw
It is well known that the quantity and quality of physiological sleep changes across age. However, so far the effect of age on sleep microstructure has been mostly addressed in small samples. The current study examines the effect of age on several measures of sleep macro- and microstructure in 211 women (22-71 years old) of the 'Sleep and Health in Women' study for whom ambulatory polysomnography was registered. Older age was associated with significantly lower fast spindle (effect size f(2)  = 0.32) and K-complex density (f(2)  = 0...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051138/prior-knowledge-is-essential-for-the-beneficial-effect-of-targeted-memory-reactivation-during-sleep
#4
Sabine Groch, Thomas Schreiner, Björn Rasch, Reto Huber, Ines Wilhelm
Prior knowledge speeds up system consolidation and accelerates integration of newly acquired memories into existing neocortical knowledge networks. By using targeted memory reactivations, we demonstrate that prior knowledge is also essential for successful reactivation and consolidation of memories during sleep, both on the behavioral and oscillatory level (i.e., theta and fast spindle activity). Thus, prior knowledge is a prerequisite for new memories to enter processes of system consolidation during sleep...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049718/patterns-of-organelle-ontogeny-through-a-cell-cycle-revealed-by-whole-cell-reconstructions-using-3d-electron-microscopy
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Louise Hughes, Samantha Borrett, Katie Towers, Tobias Starborg, Sue Vaughan
The major mammalian bloodstream form of the African sleeping sickness parasite Trypanosoma brucei multiplies rapidly and it is important to understand how these cells divide. Organelle inheritance involves complex spatiotemporal re-arrangements to ensure correct distribution to daughter cells. Serial block face scanning electron microscopy (SBF-SEM) was used to reconstruct whole individual cells at different stages of the cell cycle to give an unprecedented temporal, spatial and quantitative view of organelle division, inheritance and abscission in a eukaryotic cell...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043201/physiological-ripples-associated-with-sleep-spindles-differ-in-waveform-morphology-from-epileptic-ripples
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Jonas C Bruder, Matthias Dümpelmann, Daniel Lachner Piza, Malenka Mader, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, Julia Jacobs-Le Van
High frequency oscillations (HFOs, 80-500[Formula: see text]Hz) serve as novel electroencephalography (EEG) markers of epileptic tissue. The differentiation of physiological and epileptic HFO is an important challenge and is complicated by the fact that both types are generated in mesiotemporal structures. This study aimed to identify oscillation features that serve to distinguish physiological ripples associated with sleep spindles and epileptic ripples. We studied 19 patients with chronic intracranial EEG(iEEG) with mesiotemporal implantation and simultaneous scalp EEG...
November 2, 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003411/dorsal-versus-ventral-differences-in-fast-up-state-associated-oscillations-in-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-mpfc-of-the-urethane-anaesthetised-rat
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Sabine Gretenkord, Adrian Rees, Miles A Whittington, Sarah E Gartside, Fiona E N LeBeau
Cortical slow oscillations (0.1 - 1 Hz), which may play a role in memory consolidation, are a hallmark of non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep and also occur under anaesthesia. During slow oscillations the neuronal network generates faster oscillations on the active Up-states and these nested oscillations are particularly prominent in the PFC. In rodents the mPFC consists of several subregions: anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), prelimbic (PrL), infralimbic (IL) and dorsal peduncular cortices (DP). Although each region has a distinct anatomy and function, it is not known whether slow or fast network oscillations differ between subregions in vivo...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982120/emotional-arousal-modulates-oscillatory-correlates-of-targeted-memory-reactivation-during-nrem-but-not-rem-sleep
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Mick Lehmann, Thomas Schreiner, Erich Seifritz, Björn Rasch
Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is considered to preferentially reprocess emotionally arousing memories. We tested this hypothesis by cueing emotional vs. neutral memories during REM and NREM sleep and wakefulness by presenting associated verbal memory cues after learning. Here we show that cueing during NREM sleep significantly improved memory for emotional pictures, while no cueing benefit was observed during REM sleep. On the oscillatory level, successful memory cueing during NREM sleep resulted in significant increases in theta and spindle oscillations with stronger responses for emotional than neutral memories...
December 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973741/clicking-the-brain-into-deep-sleep-commentary-on-weigenand-et%C3%A2-al-2016
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Maurice Göldi, Thomas Schreiner
Slow-wave sleep (SWS) has been ascribed to play a key role in memory consolidation processes (Rasch & Born, 2013). One of the most salient features of SWS is the elevated occurrence of slow oscillations (< 1 Hz). Slow oscillations (SOs) are generated in thalamic and neocortical circuits and comprise alterations between periods of increased excitability (up-states) and hyperpolarized neural silence (down-states) (Contreras & Steriade, 1995). This alternating neural activity spreads throughout the neocortex and also affects other brain regions amongst others the hippocampus (Contreras et al...
December 14, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928029/local-changes-in-network-structure-contribute-to-late-communication-recovery-after-severe-brain-injury
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Daniel J Thengone, Henning U Voss, Esteban A Fridman, Nicholas D Schiff
Spontaneous recovery of brain function after severe brain injury may evolve over a long time period and is likely to involve both structural and functional reorganization of brain networks. We longitudinally tracked the recovery of communication in a patient with severe brain injury using multimodal brain imaging techniques and quantitative behavioral assessments measured at the bedside over a period of 2 years and 9 months (21 months after initial injury). Structural diffusion tensor imaging revealed changes in brain structure across interhemispheric connections and in local brain regions that support language and visuomotor function...
December 7, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923431/using-oscillating-sounds-to-manipulate-sleep-spindles
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James W Antony, Ken A Paller
STUDY OBJECTIVES: EEG oscillations known as sleep spindles have been linked with various aspects of cognition, but the specific functions they signal remain controversial. Two types of EEG sleep spindle have been distinguished: slow spindles at 11-13.5 Hz and fast spindles at 13.5-16 Hz. Slow spindles exhibit a frontal scalp topography, whereas fast spindles exhibit a posterior scalp topography and have been preferentially linked with memory consolidation during sleep. To advance understanding beyond that provided from correlative studies of spindles, we aimed to develop a new method to systematically manipulate spindles...
November 28, 2016: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893249/sleep-spindles-and-intelligence-in-early-childhood-developmental-and-trait-dependent-aspects
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Péter P Ujma, Piroska Sándor, Sára Szakadát, Ferenc Gombos, Róbert Bódizs
Sleep spindles act as a powerful marker of individual differences in cognitive ability. Sleep spindle parameters correlate with both age-related changes in cognitive abilities and with the age-independent concept of IQ. While some studies have specifically demonstrated the relationship between sleep spindles and intelligence in young children, our previous work in older subjects revealed sex differences in the sleep spindle correlates of IQ, which was never investigated in small children before. We investigated the relationship between age, Raven Colored Progressive Matrices (CPM) scores and sleep spindles in 28 young children (age 4-8 years, 15 girls)...
December 2016: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887994/tactile-stimulation-during-sleep-alters-slow-oscillation-and-spindle-densities-but-not-motor-skill
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Sofia Isabel Ribeiro Pereira, Felipe Beijamini, Frederik D Weber, Roberta Almeida Vincenzi, Felipe Augusto Cini da Silva, Fernando Mazzilli Louzada
Studies using targeted memory reactivation have shown that presentation of auditory or olfactory contextual cues during sleep can bias hippocampal reactivations towards the preferential replay of the cue-associated material, thereby resulting in enhanced consolidation of that information. If the same cortical ensembles are indeed used for encoding and storage of a given piece of information, forcing the sleeping brain to re-engage in task-intrinsic information processing should disturb the natural ongoing consolidation processes and therefore impair possible sleep benefits...
February 1, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855061/rotating-waves-during-human-sleep-spindles-organize-global-patterns-of-activity-that-repeat-precisely-through-the-night
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Lyle Muller, Giovanni Piantoni, Dominik Koller, Sydney S Cash, Eric Halgren, Terrence J Sejnowski
During sleep, the thalamus generates a characteristic pattern of transient, 11-15 Hz sleep spindle oscillations, which synchronize the cortex through large-scale thalamocortical loops. Spindles have been increasingly demonstrated to be critical for sleep-dependent consolidation of memory, but the specific neural mechanism for this process remains unclear. We show here that cortical spindles are spatiotemporally organized into circular wave-like patterns, organizing neuronal activity over tens of milliseconds, within the timescale for storing memories in large-scale networks across the cortex via spike-time dependent plasticity...
November 15, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853537/global-field-synchronization-reveals-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-as-most-synchronized-brain-state-in-the-human-eeg
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Peter Achermann, Thomas Rusterholz, Roland Dürr, Thomas König, Leila Tarokh
Sleep is characterized by a loss of consciousness, which has been attributed to a breakdown of functional connectivity between brain regions. Global field synchronization (GFS) can estimate functional connectivity of brain processes. GFS is a frequency-dependent measure of global synchronicity of multi-channel EEG data. Our aim was to explore and extend the hypothesis of disconnection during sleep by comparing GFS spectra of different vigilance states. The analysis was performed on eight healthy adult male subjects...
October 2016: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849520/cellular-and-neurochemical-basis-of-sleep-stages-in-the-thalamocortical-network
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Giri P Krishnan, Sylvain Chauvette, Isaac Shamie, Sara Soltani, Igor Timofeev, Sydney S Cash, Eric Halgren, Maxim Bazhenov
The link between the combined action of neuromodulators in the brain and global brain states remains a mystery. In this study, using biophysically realistic models of the thalamocortical network, we identified the critical intrinsic and synaptic mechanisms, associated with the putative action of acetylcholine (ACh), GABA and monoamines, which lead to transitions between primary brain vigilance states (waking, non-rapid eye movement sleep [NREM] and REM sleep) within an ultradian cycle. Using ECoG recordings from humans and LFP recordings from cats and mice, we found that during NREM sleep the power of spindle and delta oscillations is negatively correlated in humans and positively correlated in animal recordings...
November 16, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815989/sleep-spindles-a-physiological-marker-of-age-related-changes-in-gray-matter-in-brain-regions-supporting-motor-skill-memory-consolidation
#17
Stuart Fogel, Catherine Vien, Avi Karni, Habib Benali, Julie Carrier, Julien Doyon
Sleep is necessary for the optimal consolidation of procedural learning, and in particular, for motor sequential skills. Motor sequence learning remains intact with age, but sleep-dependent consolidation is impaired, suggesting that memory deficits for procedural skills are specifically impacted by age-related changes in sleep. Age-related changes in spindles may be responsible for impaired motor sequence learning consolidation, but the morphological basis for this deficit is unknown. Here, we found that gray matter in the hippocampus and cerebellum was positively correlated with both sleep spindles and offline improvements in performance in young participants but not in older participants...
January 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797541/slow-wave-and-rem-sleep-deprivation-effects-on-explicit-and-implicit-memory-during-sleep
#18
Sarah J Casey, Luke C Solomons, Joerg Steier, Neeraj Kabra, Anna Burnside, Martino F Pengo, John Moxham, Laura H Goldstein, Michael D Kopelman
OBJECTIVE: It has been debated whether different stages in the human sleep cycle preferentially mediate the consolidation of explicit and implicit memories, or whether all of the stages in succession are necessary for optimal consolidation. Here we investigated whether the selective deprivation of slow wave sleep (SWS) or rapid eye movement (REM) sleep over an entire night would have a specific effect on consolidation in explicit and implicit memory tasks. METHOD: Participants completed a set of explicit and implicit memory tasks at night, prior to sleep...
November 2016: Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793660/reduced-expression-of-%C3%AE-5gabaa-receptors-elicits-autism-like-alterations-in-eeg-patterns-and-sleep-wake-behavior
#19
Lia Mesbah-Oskui, Antonello Penna, Beverley A Orser, Richard L Horner
A reduction in the activity of GABAA receptors, particularly α5 subunit-containing GABAA receptors (α5GABAARs), has been implicated in the etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Genetically modified mice that lack α5GABAARs (Gabra5(-/-)) exhibit autism-like behaviors and both enhanced and impaired learning and memory, depending on the behavioral task. The aim of this study was to examine the electroencephalogram (EEG) activity and sleep-wake behaviors in Gabra5(-/-) mice and wild-type mice. In addition, since some individuals with ASD can exhibit elevated innate immune response, mice were treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS; 125mg/kg intraperitoneal injection) or vehicle and EEG and sleep-wake patterns were assessed...
October 26, 2016: Neurotoxicology and Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766089/sleep-changes-in-adolescents-following-procedural-task-training
#20
Rebecca S Nader, Anthony L Murkar, Carlyle T Smith
Recent research has suggested that some of the inter-individual variation in sleep spindle activity is due to innate learning ability. Sleep spindles have also been observed to vary following learning in both young and older adults. We examined the effect of procedural task acquisition on sleep stages and on sleep spindles in an adolescent sample. Participants were 32 adolescents (17 females) between the ages of 12 and 19 years. Spindle activity was examined in three different frequency ranges: 11.00-13.50 Hz (slow), 13...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
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