← Return to the Publications page

Inscopix Publications

Circuit-based interrogation of sleep control


Authors: Franz Weber, Yang Dan
Publication: Nature
Date: October 5, 2016
Link to article: https://www.nature.com/articles/nature19773


Sleep is a fundamental biological process observed widely in the animal kingdom, but the neural circuits generating sleep remain poorly understood. Understanding the brain mechanisms controlling sleep requires the identification of key neurons in the control circuits and mapping of their synaptic connections. Technical innovations over the past decade have greatly facilitated dissection of the sleep circuits. This has set the stage for understanding how a variety of environmental and physiological factors influence sleep.

Scroll to Top