Read the press release here
“The intensity of brain activity during the day, notwithstanding how long we've been awake, appears to increase our need for sleep, according to a new UCL study in zebrafish.
The research, published in Neuron, found a gene that responds to brain activity in order to coordinate the need for sleep. It helps shed new light on how sleep is regulated in the brain.”
Full article below.
Sabine Reichert, Oriol Pavón Arocas, Jason Rihel
The Neuropeptide Galanin Is Required for Homeostatic Rebound Sleep following Increased Neuronal Activity
Neuron (2019) DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2019.08.010
Congratulations Sabine and Jason!