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Researchers identify a brain 'switchboard' important in attention and sleep

August 14, 2014

illustration of a head with molecules Researchers at New York University Langone Medical Center and elsewhere, using a mouse model, have recorded the activity of individual nerve cells in a small part of the brain that works as a "switchboard," directing signals coming from the outside world or internal memories. Full Story

NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

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