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The sleeping brain, the states of consciousness, and the human intelligence

  • Roumen Kirov (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 July 2007

A large number of experimental results clearly indicate that sleep has an important role for human intelligence. Sleep-wake stages and their specific patterns of brain activation and neuromodulation subserve human memory, states of consciousness, and modes of information processing that strongly relate to intelligence. Therefore, human intelligence should be explained in a broader framework than is implicated by neuroimaging data alone.

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