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Researchers Pinpoint Neurons Behind Sleep Paralysis in Rats

By | December 13, 2016

When glutamate neurons are inactivated in rats, the rodents are still capable of REM sleep—but they lose the sleep paralysis unique to REM.

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image: “Food Coma” Phenomenon Studied In Fruit Flies

“Food Coma” Phenomenon Studied In Fruit Flies

By | November 23, 2016

After a large meal, Drosophila seem to drift into a stuffed stupor.

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image: Out-of-Sync Light and Heat Levels Disrupt the Body’s Clock

Out-of-Sync Light and Heat Levels Disrupt the Body’s Clock

By | November 9, 2016

Six-hour time lags between daily cycles of light and heat lead the molecular pathways that help fruit flies keep track of time to go haywire.

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Disrupting the light/dark cycles of pregnant mice, researchers observe detrimental effects in the mouths of the animals’ pups.

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Bird Rests Both Brain Hemispheres During Flight

By | August 8, 2016

Great frigatebirds can sleep while flying, researchers report.

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Minding the Pulse of Memory Consolidation

By | July 28, 2016

Studying sleep spindles could help neuroscientists better understand certain cognitive impairments.  

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Brain Listens During Sleep

By | June 15, 2016

People continue to hear and process words during light non-REM sleep, a study shows.

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Examining Sleep’s Roles in Memory and Learning

By | June 13, 2016

Autonomic nervous system activity during sleep may help explain variation in the extent to which the behavior aids memory consolidation, a study shows.

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Brain Keeps Watch During Sleep

By | April 21, 2016

The first night people sleep in a new place, one of their brain hemispheres remains somewhat alert, a study shows.

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While You Were Sleeping

By | March 1, 2016

Assessing body position in addition to activity may improve monitoring of sleep-wake periods.

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