Online Brain Science Seminar Series (BSS)

Online Brain Science Seminar Series(Online BSS)
Dr. Yang Dan

Dr. Yang Dan, UC Berkeley

  • Professor
  • Dept of Molecular & Cell Biology


Thursday, December 23, 2021, 13:00-14:30 (JST) (Dec. 22, 20:00-21:30 PST)

Title / Abstract

A motor theory of sleep control

To identify neurons involved in sleep generation, we have performed whole-brain screening for sleep active and sleep promoting neurons. We found that sleep is controlled by a highly distributed network spanning the forebrain, midbrain, and hindbrain, and most sleep neurons are part of the central somatic and autonomic motor circuits. The intimate association between the sleep and the two motor control networks suggests that a primary function of sleep is to promote biological processes incompatible with movement.

Prior registration required (deadline: Noon Dec. 20, 2021)

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