Sleep-related learning

Dagmara Annaz, Anna Ashworth

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This chapter discusses the development of sleep-related learning in Williams syndrome and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Quality and quantity of sleep are an essential part of health, cognition, and well-being; yet, sleep disorders are disturbingly prevalent in neurodevelopmental disorders. Sleep involves finely tuned multidimensional processes of biochemistry, genetics, and psychological processes in response to external environmental cues. Thus, it is important to appreciate the complexity of the sleep state, which involves multiple levels of regulation and directly impacts on one's life. It is now time to move away from the static viewpoint of the sleep state and acknowledge the view of dynamic processes occurring during sleep and identify the impact of sleep on cognitive processing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan
Subtitle of host publicationA neuroconstructivist approach
EditorsEmily K. Farran, Annette Karmiloff-Smith
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780191738166
ISBN (Print)9780199594818
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Cognitive processing
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Sleep state
  • Williams syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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