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Blind Cavefish in Mexico Offer Clues to Sleep Regulation
Catherine Offord | Feb 7, 2018
Two studies identify a signaling pathway that contributes to the fish’s sleeplessness.
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
Tracy Vence | Aug 8, 2016
Great frigatebirds can sleep while flying, researchers report.
Brain Listens During Sleep
Tanya Lewis | Jun 15, 2016
People continue to hear and process words during light non-REM sleep, a study shows.
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.
Brain Keeps Watch During Sleep
Tanya Lewis | Apr 21, 2016
The first night people sleep in a new place, one of their brain hemispheres remains somewhat alert, a study shows.
The A B Zzzzs
Staff | Mar 1, 2016
An overview of the human sleep cycle
Sleeping for Two
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2016
Poor slumber during pregnancy may have consequences beyond gestation.
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2016
Ideas abound for why some animal species sleep so much more than others, but definitive data are elusive.
Perchance to Dream
Karen Zusi | Mar 1, 2016
Mapping the dreaming brain through neuroimaging and studies of brain damage