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Notes by user Susan Sara (École des Neurosciences Paris Île de France) for What is Sleep?

Post-meeting Reflection

1+ paragraphs on any combination of the following:

  • Presentation highlights
  • Open questions that came up
  • How your perspective changed
  • Impact on your own work
  • e.g. the discussion on [A] that we are having reminds me of [B] conference/[C] initiative/[D] funding call-for-proposal/[E] research group

impact of the talks and discussion on my perspective:

The quest for a universal definition of sleep and an overarching function may be misdirected. There may be sleep functions that are species specific. Moreover, functions dependent upon sleep in one given species may be sleep-independent in another species (elephants sleep 2 hours/day and have good memories). Therefore, we need a more phylogenetic or ecological approach.

From an ontogenetic point of view, the function of sleep, especially REM sleep may change with development.

Reference material notes

Some examples:

  • Here is [A] database on [B] that I pull data from to do [C] analysis that might be of interest to this group (insert link).
  • Here is a free tool for calculating [ABC] (insert link)
  • This painting/sculpture/forms of artwork is emblematic to our discussion on [X]!
  • Schwartz et al. 2017 offers a review on [ABC] migration as relate to climatic factors (add the reference as well).

Reference Materials

Title Author name Source name Year Citation count From Scopus. Refreshed every 5 days. Page views Related file
Sleep to remember Susan J. Sara Journal of Neuroscience 2017 0 3
Reactivation, retrieval, replay and reconsolidation in and out of sleep: Connecting the dots Susan J. Sara Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 2010 0 4

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Is sleep for remembering or forgetting?

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