Psychology - Biorhythms studies Theme C

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  • Biorhythms Theme C
    • Insomnia
      • Smith
        • Studied brains of insomniacs during NREM sleep - sig. decreases in blood flow in various brain regions. Links to abnormal CNS activity during NREM sleep
      • Dement
        • ALL insomnia is caused - No such thing as primary insomnia
      • Vgontzas
        • Sleep lab recordings provide little relevant information for confirming insomnia. Unsatisfactory way of diagnosis.
    • Sleepwalking
      • Oliviero
        • System that inhibits motor activity in SWS not fully developed in children - Sleepwalk more
      • Horne
        • Sleepwalking is hereditary - Genetic explanation
      • Zadra
        • Environment (sleep deprivation) causing arousal - More sleepwalking
    • Narcolepsy
      • Mignot
        • HLA variant linked to narcoleptics common in gen. population. Also not found in all narcoleptics - not clear cause
      • Lin et al
        • Narcoleptic dogs had genetic mutation - low levels of hypocretin. Different in humans as narcolepsy is not genetic. Can't be generalised.
          • Human narcoleptics had lower levels of hypocretin in their spinal fluid
      • Nishino
        • Human narcoleptics had lower levels of hypocretin in their spinal fluid

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