IN THE NEWS: Sleeping Neurons during Wakefulness
AASM Weekly Update
Friday, April 29, 2011
A study published Wednesday in Nature examined freely behaving rats after a long period in an awake state. The researchers found that, although both the EEG and behavior indicate wakefulness, local populations of neurons in the cortex may be falling asleep, with negative consequences for performance. Read the Nature News story, the USA Today story and the NIH press release.