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Global control of sleep slow wave activity

One hallmark of sleep is the slow oscillation, which is often synchronous across the neocortical mantle. How this synchrony is achieved remains unclear. A new study by Narikiyo et al. demonstrates how the claustrum may play a key role in the global control of this rhythm.

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Fig. 1: Claustrum provides global control of sleep slow waves via cortical inhibitory cells.


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Timofeev, I., Chauvette, S. Global control of sleep slow wave activity. Nat Neurosci 23, 693–695 (2020).

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