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Growth-Promoting Protein Linked to REM Sleep in Rats
Shawna Williams | Nov 11, 2017
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor affects onset and duration of REM in the animals, but not other phases of sleep.
The Sleeping Brain Can Learn
Diana Kwon | Aug 8, 2017
Humans can remember new sensory information presented during REM sleep, but this ability is suppressed during deep, slow-wave slumber.
Researchers Pinpoint Neurons Behind Sleep Paralysis in Rats
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 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.
Brain Listens During Sleep
Tanya Lewis | Jun 15, 2016
People continue to hear and process words during light non-REM sleep, a study shows.
Eyes Track Dream Scenes
Kerry Grens | Aug 13, 2015
In vivo recordings from humans reveal that brain activity related to seeing pictures correlates with eye movements during REM sleep.
Jessica P. Johnson | Sep 13, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research