According to researchers, the nucleus accumbens, an area of the brain associated with pleasure and motivation, can also promote sleep. Researchers believe the findings might help answer why we often fall asleep when we are bored.
Dopamine neurons in the midbrain become active in a previously undetected way when an animal considers a reward that is changing in value.
Spontaneous eye-blink rates could be the missing link in explaining the relationship between aerobic fitness and cognitive function.
Researchers have identified novel neural pathways that help regulate sleep and wakefulness.
Chronic increases of the cytokine IL-17a circulating in the blood of mice reduced microglia activity in one region of the hippocampus, an area of the brain critical for memory and learning.