Study sheds light on how the brain processes emotions during dream sleep by consolidating positive emotions while dampening the consolidation of negative emotions. The findings could pave the way for new treatments for PTSD and other disorders associated with negative emotional processing.
The fewer slow brain waves that occur in the right prefrontal cortex during sleep, the more likely a person is to indulge in risk-taking behaviors.
Suppressing the activity of hypothalamic neurons in mice during REM sleep resulted in a decrease in the amount of food later consumed. The study suggests REM sleep is essential to stabilize food intake.
Nucleus papilion neurons play an important role in eye movement during REM sleep.
A new method of growing neural networks from stem cells is capable of detecting the activity of Clostridium botulinum neurotoxins and could help to minimize animal research.