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Learning with the Lights Out

By Jenny Rood | March 1, 2016

Researchers are uncovering the link between sleep and learning and how it changes throughout our lives.

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Out in the Cold

By Karen Zusi | March 1, 2016

Serotonin’s long-debated role in sleep promotion is temperature-dependent.

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Sleep Circuit

By Karen Zusi | March 1, 2016

A web of cell types in one of the brain’s chief wake centers keeps animals up—but also puts them to sleep.

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What Lies Sleeping

By Philippe Mourrain | March 1, 2016

Why can science still not define this most basic biological process?

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Characterizing Sleep

By James M. Krueger and Sandip Roy | March 1, 2016

Sleep-like patterns of neural activity are apparent not just at the level of the whole brain, but also in isolated neural circuits.

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Go To Bed!

By Kerry Grens | March 1, 2016

The immediate consequences of losing out on sleep may be harbingers of long-term repercussions.

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Sleep’s Kernel

By James M. Krueger and Sandip Roy | March 1, 2016

Surprisingly small sections of brain, and even neuronal and glial networks in a dish, display many electrical indicators of sleep.

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Adjustable Brain Cells

By Ruth Williams | February 18, 2016

Neighboring neurons can manipulate astrocytes. 

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Demystifying BOLD fMRI Data

By Tim Vernimmen | February 17, 2016

What does blood oxygen level–dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging actually tell us about brain activity? 

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More Mini Brains

By Jef Akst | February 17, 2016

Simple versions of brain organoids could serve as new models for testing the effects of drugs, researchers reported at this year’s AAAS meeting. 

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