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Growth-Promoting Protein Linked to REM Sleep in Rats

By | 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 | 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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By examining brainwave patterns in a posterior cortical area, scientists can predict when people are dreaming.

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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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Perchance to Dream

By | March 1, 2016

Mapping the dreaming brain through neuroimaging and studies of brain damage

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The A B Zzzzs

By | March 1, 2016

An overview of the human sleep cycle

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Who Sleeps?

By and | March 1, 2016

Once believed to be unique to birds and mammals, sleep is found across the metazoan kingdom. Some animals, it seems, can’t live without it, though no one knows exactly why.

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Powering Down

By | December 23, 2014

People who read from light-emitting electronic devices before bedtime may suffer poorer-quality sleep, researchers show.

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Controlling Self-Awareness During Sleep

By | May 11, 2014

Changing neural activity in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain can cause a sleeper to become aware of her dreaming state, a study shows. 

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Sleep Protection

By | March 1, 2013

Inducing certain brain patterns extends non-REM sleep in mice.

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