Special Issue "The Mechanisms of Sleep Function and Regulation for Health and Cognitive Performance"

A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425). This special issue belongs to the section "Behavioral Neuroscience".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Marco Fabbri
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Guest Editor
Department of Psychology, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Viale Ellittico 31, 81100 Caserta, CE, Italy
Interests: circadian rhythms; sleep; time perception
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sleep and its function and regulation remain a scientific enigma. However, sleep is a biological requirement for human life with an impact on our health and cognition. It has been widely proposed that sleep function and sleep regulation are inseparable, although there is a lack of consensus concerning their mechanisms. The Special Issue of Brain Sciences aims to present a collection of studies detailing the most recent advancements in the field of the mechanisms, explaining sleep function and regulation as well as their role in health and cognitive performance. Authors are invited to submit cutting-edge research and reviews that address a broad range of topics related to sleep function and regulation including (but not limited to) the following: behavioral and neuroscience studies with objective (e.g., EEG or actigraphy) and/or subjective (e.g., questionnaires or sleep diary) data in nonclinical and clinical (e.g., sleep related disorders) populations, comprising all ages (from childhood to old age). In particular, the aim of the Special Issue is to present advances in sleep research that may have a significant effect on the field of clinical services and sleep medicine. Dr. Marco Fabbri Guest Editor

Dr. Marco Fabbri
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • sleep function
  • sleep regulation
  • sleep and health
  • sleep and cognition
  • sleep disorders
  • insomnia
  • NREM sleep
  • REM sleep
  • EEG
  • actigraphy
  • sleep diary
  • questionnaire

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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