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

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.

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 rapid movement of the eyes. This REM is characterized by relaxed muscle tone throughout the whole body and vivid dreams accompanied by rapid, low-voltage desynchronized brain waves. The reason the

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