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Curr Biol. 2016 Jan 11;26(1):R34-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.11.011.

Neuroscience: A Distributed Neural Network Controls REM Sleep.

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1
Departments of Cell and Systems Biology and Physiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, M5S 3G5, Canada. Electronic address: john.peever@utoronto.ca.
2
Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA. Electronic address: pfuller@bidmc.harvard.edu.

Abstract

How does the brain control dreams? New science shows that a small node of cells in the medulla - the most primitive part of the brain - may function to control REM sleep, the brain state that underlies dreaming.

PMID:
26766231
PMCID:
PMC5846126
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2015.11.011
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