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a study from researchers led by the University of Bern identifies neurons responsible for REM during sleep. The team states their discovery provides the first evidence for a brainstem premotor command, where the brain plans for voluntary movements, helping to coordinate the control of eye movements whilst deactivating muscles during REM sleep.

Researchers identify neurons responsible for rapid eye movements/REM during sleep.

The part of our sleep cycle involving Rapid Eye Movement (REM), otherwise known as paradoxical sleep, is a crucial phase of sleep identified in mammals and birds involving the random … Continue Reading Researchers identify neurons responsible for rapid eye movements/REM during sleep.

Lipidomics study identifies common biomarkers of sleep debt in humans and rats.

Stating that sleep is an essential biological process seems as obvious as saying that the sun rises every morning. Yet, researchers’ understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of … Continue Reading Lipidomics study identifies common biomarkers of sleep debt in humans and rats.

Optogenetics study identifies neurons important for induction of natural REM sleep.

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have added another piece to the complex puzzle of how the brain controls one of the most essential … Continue Reading Optogenetics study identifies neurons important for induction of natural REM sleep.

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