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Phasic Sleep Events Shape Cognitive Function after Traumatic Brain Injury: Implications for the Study of Sleep in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

1 Sleep Disorders Clinic, Division of Hospital and Specialty Medicine, Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System, Portland, OR, USA;
2 Departments of Medicine, Neurology and Behavioral Neuroscience, and Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, OR, USA

Topical Section: The Function of Sleep

The biological functions of sleep have long eluded the medical and research community. In four consecutive issues of AIMS Neuroscience, original and review manuscripts were recently published regarding the mechanisms and function of sleep. These articles highlight the well-timed topic of quantitative sleep markers and cognitive functioning as one of extensive interest within the field of neuroscience. Our commentary on the original research performed by Cote, Milner, and Speth (2015) brings attention to the importance of examining individual differences in sleep and cognition in subjects with traumatic brain injury (TBI), and provides support for conducting similar sleep analyses in neurodevelopmental disorders.
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Citation: Carolyn E. Jones, Miranda M. Lim. Phasic Sleep Events Shape Cognitive Function after Traumatic Brain Injury: Implications for the Study of Sleep in Neurodevelopmental Disorders. AIMS Neuroscience, 2016, 3(2): 232-236. doi: 10.3934/Neuroscience.2016.2.232


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