Master circadian clocks in discrete neurons trigger profound daily changes in brain states, such as sleep and wake states. A study now finds a circuit through which these pacemakers act to control daily behavioral rhythms in Drosophila.
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Flourakis, M., Allada, R. And the beat goes on: from clock to behavior. Nat Neurosci 19, 529–530 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.4278