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Which Neurons Go to Sleep First in Humans? fMRI Can Tell
By linking blood flow patterns to bioelectric signals in the brains of sleeping volunteers, scientists are studying the order in which brain regions fall asleep and wake up.
Which Neurons Go to Sleep First in Humans? fMRI Can Tell
Which Neurons Go to Sleep First in Humans? fMRI Can Tell

By linking blood flow patterns to bioelectric signals in the brains of sleeping volunteers, scientists are studying the order in which brain regions fall asleep and wake up.

By linking blood flow patterns to bioelectric signals in the brains of sleeping volunteers, scientists are studying the order in which brain regions fall asleep and wake up.

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The Link Between Wandering and Sleeping Minds
Annie Melchor | Oct 1, 2021
Researchers discover that when the mind wanders or goes blank, some parts of the brain behave as they do during sleep.
Clues to the Origin and Function of the Brain’s Alpha Waves
Amanda Heidt | Oct 1, 2020
Patterns of neural activity known as alpha waves, long thought to originate in the thalamus, may actually stem from a different brain region entirely.
Image of the Day: Brain-Computer Interface Electrode
Emily Makowski | Oct 8, 2019
A newly developed device can better measure brain waves such as those used to control a robotic car.
The Biological Roots of Intelligence
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2018
Imaging, behavioral, and genetic data yield clues to what’s behind effective thinking.
Study Raises Questions About Brain Stimulation Boosting Memory
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2017
In people with epilepsy, transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) does not affect memory-related brainwaves as widely claimed, researchers report.
Mysterious Brain Waves May Connect REM Sleep with Visual Experiences
Phil Jaekl | Jul 16, 2017
New methods could propel investigation of neural “PGO” wave patterns that may underlie critical aspects of visual experience, dreaming, and even psychosis.