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Overnight Therapy? The Role of Sleep in Emotional Brain Processing

Overnight Therapy? The Role of Sleep in Emotional Brain Processing Matthew P. Walker and Els van der Helm Abstract Cognitive neuroscience continues to build meaningful connections between affective behavior and human brain function. Within the biological sciences, a similar renaissance has taken place, focusing on the role of sleep in various neurocognitive processes and, most...
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REM Sleep Depotentiates Amygdala Activity to Previous Emotional Experiences

REM Sleep Depotentiates Amygdala Activity to Previous Emotional Experiences Summary Clinical evidence suggests a potentially causal interaction between sleep and affective brain function; nearly all mood disorders display co-occurring sleep abnormalities, commonly involving rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep [1–4]. Building on this clinical evidence, recent neurobiological frameworks have hypothesized a benefit of REM sleep in palliatively decreasing...
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