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Curr Biol. 2012 Nov 20;22(22):R945-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.10.011.

Sleep biology: tuning in while tuned out.

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Department of Cell & Systems Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G5, Canada.

Abstract

The barrel cortex and whisker thalamus preferentially respond to whisker movements during REM sleep in infant rats. Understanding why the brain tunes into sensory signals while it's tuned out in sleep may provide clues about the functions of REM sleep.

PMID:
23174293
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2012.10.011
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