In pregnant women and mice, the daily schedule shifts a few hours forward during the first trimester. Activity levels also dip during this time. The advance of the daily schedule stabilizes, before gradually returning to normal during later stages of pregnancy.
Researchers say a new discovery about the pathways associated with consciousness contradicts conventional belief. The study reports the thalamus is not a critical part of the brain's pathway involved in wakefulness and consciousness, a finding that could help develop better methods for treating comas.
A new study reports the brain mechanisms responsible for triggering memory are identical, whether a person is awake or asleep.
Researchers have identified novel neural pathways that help regulate sleep and wakefulness.
Researchers look at how sleep deprivation can impact cognition, information processing and memory. A new study reveals sleep deprived mice can demonstrate sleep like brain activity while awake.
Researchers have discovered a new signaling pathway that connects NMDAR and alpha 7 acetylcholine nicotinic receptors, both implicated in memory and learning. Findings could help develop new treatments for schizophrenia.
Researchers report green light can help to promote sleep, while blue lights can delay the need to rest, at least in mice.
Researchers have developed a new compound that promotes wakefulness and acts as a remedy for narcolepsy in animal models.
According to a new study, a good night's sleep can help people recall facts they were unable to remember prior to taking a nap.