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Sleep circuitry: linking homeostasis, sedation and stress
May 19 @ 16:30 - 17:30
Talk will Professor Bill Wisden
Date: May 19, 2021, 4:30 PM GMT
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Topic: Sleep circuitry: linking homeostasis, sedation and stress
Abstract: There are multiple theories as to why we sleep. I will present our lab’s work on what circuitries sense the inexorable drive to sleep when we are sleep-deprived (sleep homeostasis). We are interested in if sedative drugs promote these restorative sleep pathways. I will also talk about powerful new sleep-promoting circuitry we have discovered in the basal ganglia and midbrain, which overlaps with circuitry that responds to stress.