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Sleep, Anesthesia, and Plasticity.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Neuron, Volume 97, Issue 6, p.1200-1202 (2018)

Abstract:

Two theories continuously clash: does sleep downscale or potentiate synapses? A study in Neuron by González-Rueda et al. (2018) demonstrates overall synaptic depression during anesthesia-induced slow-wave activity. Because anesthesia is typically associated with amnesia, the question of whether slow-wave sleep potentiates or depresses cortical synapses remains open.

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