Scientists identified the neural switch of dream

What if dreams could be turned on or off with the flick of a switch? This possibility may be not be too far off, after researchers from the University of California-Berkeley say they may have uncovered a way to do just that.

Yang Dan, a professor of molecular and cell biology at UC-Berkeley, and colleagues found that activating certain neurons in a brain region called the medulla induced rapid eye movement (REM) sleep in mice in a matter of seconds, while deactivating the neurons impaired their ability to enter REM sleep.

The team recently published their findings in the journal Nature.

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Source Credits: Honor Whiteman in Medical News Today

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