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    DescriptionIn 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 Lewisexplores 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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    The Secret World of Sleep
    The Surprising Science of the Mind at Rest
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Penelope A. Lewis
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 300 g
    ISBN 13: 9780230107595
    ISBN 10: 0230107591

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    LC classification: QP425 .L492 2013
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    Includes 15 b/w illustrations
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    27 August 2013
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    Author Information
    Penelope A. Lewis is a neuroscientist at the University of Manchester, where she runs the Sleep and Memory Lab. She has written for a number of popular science publications, including New Scientist.Her research has been featured on the BBC, and she's received funding from top institutes, includingthe Wellcome Trust and Unilever. She lives in Manchester, United Kingdom.
    Review quote
    'There is much to fascinate in this nippy primer on the biology and behaviour associated with snoozing...from the latest on narcolepsy to the sleep-inhibiting qualities of smoked meat, this is wide-awake science' - Nature
    Table of contents
    Chapter 1: Why Sleep? Chapter 2: How do we know sleep is important for the brain? Chapter 3: Building blocks of the brain Chapter 4: How the brain controls sleep Chapter 5: Mental spring cleaning while you sleep Chapter 6: How and why memories are 'replayed' in sleep Chapter 7: What is dreaming and what does it tell us memory? Chapter 8: Sleep, semantics, and the mind Chapter 9: Emotional memories and sleep Chapter 10: Does sleep disarm dangerous emotions? Chapter 11: Good sleepers and bad sleepers Chapter 12: Getting the most out of your sleep Chapter 13: Brief notes on how to get the sleep you need