Sleep: Slow Waves Quiet the Fly's Mind

Ian D. Blum, Mark N. Wu

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Slow-wave sleep is a marker of sleep need, but its presence and function in non-mammalian species have been controversial. A new study finds sleep-dependent slow wave oscillations in the fruit fly, which act to inhibit sensory input during sleep.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R1129-R1131
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 4 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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