Adult born neurons are essential for synaptic structural remodeling and memory consolidation during REM sleep, a new mouse study found.
Adults who share a bed with their partners sleep better than those who sleep alone. Researchers found bed-sharing was associated with a lower risk of depression and stress, and improved quality of life and relationships. However, sharing a bed with a child was associated with more stress.
New, advanced EEG technology allows researchers to easily visualize brain activity during sleep.
Researchers have identified a second gene that contributes to natural short sleep. Using optogenetics, researchers triggered neurons in the pons that express the ADRB1 gene, rousing mice from sleep. Wakefulness-promoting neurons in the pons with a mutated version of ADRB1 were more easily activated.
Following a 12 year long study, researchers have identified seven phenoclasses that can help doctors to diagnose and track the progression of bipolar disorder in patients.
A new machine learning study has revealed a novel combination of factors that can increase a person's risk of developing dementia.
New machine learning technology that researchers have made free online can be used by sleep experts to study the role of K-complex, a brief but prominent pattern of brain activity that lasts around half a second during sleep.
Artificial intelligence technology redesigned a bacterial protein that helps researchers track serotonin in the brain in real time.
Tau accumulations disrupt wake-promoting neurons. The findings help explain why day-time napping and sleep disruptions are often reported in Alzheimer's patients.