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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.
Mysterious Brain Waves May Connect REM Sleep with Visual Experiences
Mysterious Brain Waves May Connect REM Sleep with Visual Experiences
Philip Jaekl | Jul 17, 2017
New methods could propel investigation of neural “PGO” wave patterns that may underlie critical aspects of visual experience, dreaming, and even psychosis.
How Roundworms Sleep
How Roundworms Sleep
Diana Kwon | Jun 22, 2017
When Caenorhabditis elegans surrenders to slumber, the majority of its neurons fall silent.
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.
Clock Gene Mutation Leads to “Night Owl” Behavior
Clock Gene Mutation Leads to “Night Owl” Behavior
Diana Kwon | Apr 9, 2017
Scientists identify a mutation in the CRY1 gene in people with abnormal sleeping patterns.
Song of Ourselves
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
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
“Food Coma” Phenomenon Studied In Fruit Flies
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 23, 2016
After a large meal, Drosophila seem to drift into a stuffed stupor.
Out-of-Sync Light and Heat Levels Disrupt the Body’s Clock
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
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.