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Growth-Promoting Protein Linked to REM Sleep in Rats

By Shawna Williams | November 12, 2017

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor affects onset and duration of REM in the animals, but not other phases of sleep.

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The Sleeping Brain Can Learn

By Diana Kwon | August 8, 2017

Humans can remember new sensory information presented during REM sleep, but this ability is suppressed during deep, slow-wave slumber.

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Researchers Pinpoint Neurons Behind Sleep Paralysis in Rats

By Joshua A. Krisch | 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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Brain Listens During Sleep

By Tanya Lewis | June 15, 2016

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

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Eyes Track Dream Scenes

By Kerry Grens | August 13, 2015

In vivo recordings from humans reveal that brain activity related to seeing pictures correlates with eye movements during REM sleep.

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Behavior Brief

By Jessica P. Johnson | September 13, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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