Social Experience Is Sufficient to Modulate Sleep Need of Drosophila without Increasing Wakefulness.

@article{Lone2016SocialEI,
  title={Social Experience Is Sufficient to Modulate Sleep Need of Drosophila without Increasing Wakefulness.},
  author={Shahnaz Rahman Lone and Sheetal Potdar and Manishi Srivastava and Vijay K. Sharma},
  journal={PloS one},
  year={2016},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={e0150596}
}
Organisms quickly learn about their surroundings and display synaptic plasticity which is thought to be critical for their survival. For example, fruit flies Drosophila melanogaster exposed to highly enriched social environment are found to show increased synaptic connections and a corresponding increase in sleep. Here we asked if social environment… CONTINUE READING