REM sleep
Image of the Day: Mouse Pupil
Image of the Day: Mouse Pupil
The Scientist Staff | Jan 19, 2018
Pupil constriction during sleep may protect the murine brain from being awakened by sudden flashes of light.
Growth-Promoting Protein Linked to REM Sleep in Rats
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
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.
Scientists Identify More-Precise Neural Correlates of Dreaming
Scientists Identify More-Precise Neural Correlates of Dreaming
Ashley P. Taylor | Apr 10, 2017
By examining brainwave patterns in a posterior cortical area, scientists can predict when people are dreaming.
Examining Sleep’s Roles in Memory and Learning
Examining Sleep’s Roles in Memory and Learning
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 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.
Perchance to Dream
Perchance to Dream
Karen Zusi | Mar 1, 2016
Mapping the dreaming brain through neuroimaging and studies of brain damage
The A B Zzzzs
The A B Zzzzs
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2016
An overview of the human sleep cycle
Who Sleeps?
Who Sleeps?
The Scientist Staff, Jerome Siegel | Mar 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.
Powering Down
Powering Down
Tracy Vence | Dec 23, 2014
People who read from light-emitting electronic devices before bedtime may suffer poorer-quality sleep, researchers show.
Controlling Self-Awareness During Sleep
Controlling Self-Awareness During Sleep
Anna Azvolinsky | 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.