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Neuron. 2019 Jul 17;103(2):181-183. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2019.06.018.

The Many Roads to Sleep.

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1
McGovern Institute for Brain Research and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
2
McGovern Institute for Brain Research and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA. Electronic address: mhalassa@mit.edu.

Abstract

Recent studies have expanded our understanding of sleep regulation by elucidating multiple neural circuits that promote sleep. In this issue of Neuron, Ma et al. (2019) identify a novel thalamo-amygdalar circuit which uses neurotensin to initiate and sustain NREM sleep.

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