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Sleep Insights - A Conversation with Matthew Walker
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Sleep Insights - A Conversation with Matthew Walker
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ISBN-13: 9781771700900
This book is based on an in-depth conversation between Howard Burton and Matthew Walker, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology and Founder and Director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at UC Berkeley. This extensive conversation gives a clear and compelling picture of our recent understanding of sleep's essential role in our daily lives, from reinforcing learning and memory to regulating emotion.

This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Dreams of a Final Theory, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

I. Awakenings - From dementia to sleep, and now back again

II. Stages of Sleep - Deconstructing sleep architecture

III. Parasomnias and Evolution - Getting it right, most of the time

IV. Learning and Memory - Three vital aspects

V. Sleeping Better? - Pharmacological effects and self-improvement

VI. Emotional Regulation - How sleep helps keep us balanced

VII. Sleep and Aging - Grappling with the inevitable

VIII. Sleep Stigma - Lazy thinking

IX. Further Questions - Motivation, narcolepsy and vicious circles

X. Lots To Do - Outstanding mysteries and public education

About Ideas Roadshow Conversations Series:

Presented in an accessible, conversational format, Ideas Roadshow books not only explore frontline academic research featuring world-leading researchers but also reveal the inspirations and personal journeys behind the research.
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