Infographic: The Technology Scientists Use to Engineer Dreams
Infographic: The Technology Scientists Use to Engineer Dreams
Researchers are experimenting with a variety of tools, from brain stimulation to audiovisual equipment, to try to take control of the sleeping brain.
Infographic: The Technology Scientists Use to Engineer Dreams
Infographic: The Technology Scientists Use to Engineer Dreams

Researchers are experimenting with a variety of tools, from brain stimulation to audiovisual equipment, to try to take control of the sleeping brain.

Researchers are experimenting with a variety of tools, from brain stimulation to audiovisual equipment, to try to take control of the sleeping brain.

sleep science
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Astrocytes, Not Just Neurons, Play a Role in Sleep
Astrocytes, Not Just Neurons, Play a Role in Sleep
Abby Olena | Sep 24, 2020
In mice, the brain’s main glial cell type exhibits distinctive patterns of activity across the sleep-wake cycle and influences the response to sleep deprivation.
Waves of Fluid Bathe the Sleeping Brain, Perhaps to Clear Waste
Waves of Fluid Bathe the Sleeping Brain, Perhaps to Clear Waste
Abby Olena | Oct 31, 2019
During deep sleep, rhythmic pulses of cerebrospinal fluid are coupled with slow waves of electrical activity and fluctuating blood levels in the human brain.
Sleep Is Critical for the Zebrafish Brain to Repair DNA Damage
Sleep Is Critical for the Zebrafish Brain to Repair DNA Damage
Catherine Offord | Mar 6, 2019
Neurons can only efficiently fix genetic injuries when the animals are asleep.
Rocking Improves Sleep, Boosts Memory
Rocking Improves Sleep, Boosts Memory
Catherine Offord | Jan 24, 2019
Sleeping on a rhythmically swaying surface helps synchronize sleep oscillations in the human brain, a study finds.
Concussions May Stunt Recovery from Sleep Deprivation
Concussions May Stunt Recovery from Sleep Deprivation
Jef Akst | Nov 5, 2018
People who have suffered traumatic brain injury had slower reaction times and more false starts after disrupted sleep than healthy controls, according to a study presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting.
Blind Cavefish in Mexico Offer Clues to Sleep Regulation
Blind Cavefish in Mexico Offer Clues to Sleep Regulation
Catherine Offord | Feb 6, 2018
Two studies identify a signaling pathway that contributes to the fish’s sleeplessness.
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.
Bird Rests Both Brain Hemispheres During Flight
Bird Rests Both Brain Hemispheres During Flight
Tracy Vence | Aug 8, 2016
Great frigatebirds can sleep while flying, researchers report.