Sleep-related neurons in the central nucleus of the amygdala of rats and their modulation by the dorsal raphe nucleus.

@article{Jha2005SleeprelatedNI,
  title={Sleep-related neurons in the central nucleus of the amygdala of rats and their modulation by the dorsal raphe nucleus.},
  author={Sushil K Jha and Richard J. M. Ross and Adrian R. Morrison},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2005},
  volume={86 4},
  pages={415-26}
}
The amygdala (AMY) plays an important role in initiating appropriate neurobehavioral responses to emotionally arousing events. Its major efferents from the central nucleus (Ace) to the basal forebrain, hypothalamus and brainstem permit it to influence sleep mechanisms. To characterize further the neuronal activity of AMY during sleep and wakefulness, we recorded single neuronal activity in Ace across behavioral states in freely moving, normally behaving rats. Of the 49 neurons recorded from Ace… CONTINUE READING