Neuroscience: What Are Cortical Neurons Doing during Sleep?


Through application of the latest calcium imaging techniques, a new study shows that pyramidal neurons generally decrease their activity during slow wave sleep and, remarkably, REM sleep, whereas parvalbumin interneurons increase their activity and could thus inhibit particular pyramidal cells during REM sleep. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.09.027


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@article{Jones2016NeuroscienceWA, title={Neuroscience: What Are Cortical Neurons Doing during Sleep?}, author={Barbara E Jones}, journal={Current Biology}, year={2016}, volume={26}, pages={R1147-R1150} }