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Why do we need to sleep? What are the purpose of dreams? How does sleep effect cognition? Sleep and Cognition will explore the impact of sleep on cognitive performance, drawing evidence from the complementary fields of behavioural neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and cognitive psychology. Bringing together leading international researchers, the book will provide an essential overview of the relationship between sleep and cognition. Beginning with an introduction to the various functions of sleep, the book will then consider different assessment methodologies, and the range of associated sleep disorders. It is an essential text for all students interested in the psychology of sleep.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138937991
  • 9781138937994

About Caroline Horton

Caroline Horton is Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. She teaches across undergraduate cognitive psychology modules, and is an active researcher within the field of sleep and cognition.show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Sleep and Cognition; 2. The nature and functions of sleep - cycles and rhythms; 3. Measurements and disorders of sleep; 4. Sleep deprivation in the lab and real world; 5. Sleep and Cognition in children; 6. Sleep, memory and emotion; 7. Integration, organization and reorganisation in sleep; 8. Cognitive processing during sleep; 9. The nature of dreaming - theories and functions; 10. Dreams as a reflection of mental activity and cognitive processing during sleep; 11. Conclusions - Sleep and Cognition in the Futureshow more