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Too hungry to sleep

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 23:00

Too hungry to sleep

Too hungry to sleep, Published online: 20 December 2018; doi:10.1038/s41583-018-0116-y

Too hungry to sleep

Exploring phylogeny to find the function of sleep

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 23:00

Exploring phylogeny to find the function of sleep

Exploring phylogeny to find the function of sleep, Published online: 20 December 2018; doi:10.1038/s41583-018-0098-9

The core function of sleep remains unclear. In this Opinion, Anafi, Kayser and Raizen give an overview of sleep states in various phyla and propose that the original function of sleep was likely metabolic.

Circadian blueprint of metabolic pathways in the brain

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 23:00

Circadian blueprint of metabolic pathways in the brain

Circadian blueprint of metabolic pathways in the brain, Published online: 17 December 2018; doi:10.1038/s41583-018-0096-y

In addition to the central pacemaker, the mammalian brain contains additional circadian clocks. In this Review, Greco and Sassone–Corsi discuss how systemic homeostasis relies on the coordinated communication between these clocks.

Portraits of communication in neuronal networks

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 23:00

Portraits of communication in neuronal networks

Portraits of communication in neuronal networks, Published online: 14 December 2018; doi:10.1038/s41583-018-0094-0

In this Opinion article, Hahn, Kumar and colleagues propose that synchrony- and oscillation-based communication between brain networks can be described by a common theoretical framework. They also suggest a mechanism for control of the flow of information in the brain through nesting of slow and fast oscillations.

Disarming the guards of change

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 23:00

Disarming the guards of change

Disarming the guards of change, Published online: 14 December 2018; doi:10.1038/s41583-018-0114-0

Repetitive sensory input induces long-term potentiation of pyramidal cell synapses in mouse somatosensory cortex by activation of higher-order thalamic projections and disinhibition of local interneurons.

Author Correction: Epigenetic regulation in psychiatric disorders

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 23:00

Author Correction: Epigenetic regulation in psychiatric disorders

Author Correction: Epigenetic regulation in psychiatric disorders, Published online: 13 December 2018; doi:10.1038/s41583-018-0089-x

Author Correction: Epigenetic regulation in psychiatric disorders

The neurobiological basis of narcolepsy

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 23:00

The neurobiological basis of narcolepsy

The neurobiological basis of narcolepsy, Published online: 13 December 2018; doi:10.1038/s41583-018-0097-x

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder caused by selective loss of orexin-producing neurons. Scammell and colleagues describe the functions of orexin neurons and the effects of their loss and review evidence implicating the immune system in the pathogenesis of the disorder.

When remembering is rewarding

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 23:00

When remembering is rewarding

When remembering is rewarding, Published online: 06 December 2018; doi:10.1038/s41583-018-0110-4

In mice, long-term potentiation of hippocampal–nucleus accumbens synapses is required for the formation of reward-related memories.

HIVE is supported by the European Commission under the Future and Emerging Technologies program.

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