October 29, 2020

Sleeping through brain excitation and inhibition

Nature Neuroscience, Published online: 26 August 2020; doi:10.1038/s41593-020-0697-4

Sleep is controlled by a cocktail of neurotransmitters, but it is difficult to measure these in the brain. A new study by Tamaki et al. reveals how the balance between excitation and inhibition oscillates as the brain moves through sleep stages and how this impacts upon memory consolidation and stabilization.

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