Neuroscience: A Distributed Neural Network Controls REM Sleep

Curr Biol. 2016 Jan 11;26(1):R34-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.11.011.


How does the brain control dreams? New science shows that a small node of cells in the medulla - the most primitive part of the brain - may function to control REM sleep, the brain state that underlies dreaming.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Female
  • GABAergic Neurons / physiology*
  • Male
  • Medulla Oblongata / cytology*
  • Medulla Oblongata / physiology*
  • Sleep, REM / physiology*