Neurobiological Component Report
|Name||Sleep spindle activity (SPA)|
|Description||Sleep spindles (sometimes referred to as "sigma bands" or "sigma waves") may represent periods where the brain is inhibiting processing to keep the sleeper in a tranquil state. Along with K-complexes they are defining characteristics of, and indicate the onset of, stage 2 sleep. They are often tapered at both ends and frequently seen over the frontal and central head regions. They may or may not be synchronous, but they should be symmetrical and bilateral. During sleep these spindles are seen in the brain as a burst of activity immediately following muscle twitching. Researchers think the brain, particularly in the young, is learning about what nerves control what specific muscles when asleep.|
|No. of Studies (Positive/Negative)||1 (1/0)|
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|Genetic/Epigenetic Locus||Protein and Other Molecule||Cell and Molecular Pathway||Neural System||Cognition and Behavior||Symptoms and Signs||Environment||MDD|
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