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Clock Gene Mutation Leads to “Night Owl” Behavior
Diana Kwon | Apr 9, 2017
Scientists identify a mutation in the
gene in people with abnormal sleeping patterns.
Song of Ourselves
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2017
“Nature’s melodies” may be a human construct that says more about us than about the musicality of other animals.
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.
“Food Coma” Phenomenon Studied In Fruit Flies
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 23, 2016
After a large meal,
seem to drift into a stuffed stupor.
Out-of-Sync Light and Heat Levels Disrupt the Body’s Clock
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 9, 2016
Six-hour time lags between daily cycles of light and heat lead the molecular pathways that help fruit flies keep track of time to go haywire.
How a Sleep-Associated Hormone Affects Murine Tooth Development
Mallory Locklear | Aug 22, 2016
Disrupting the light/dark cycles of pregnant mice, researchers observe detrimental effects in the mouths of the animals’ pups.
Bird Rests Both Brain Hemispheres During Flight
Tracy Vence | Aug 8, 2016
Great frigatebirds can sleep while flying, researchers report.
Minding the Pulse of Memory Consolidation
Richard Kemeny | Jul 28, 2016
Studying sleep spindles could help neuroscientists better understand certain cognitive impairments.
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.