Research at Penn Vet
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Laboratory for the Study of the Brain in Sleep
Adrian R. Morrison, Director
Significance of Sleep Research
We are trying to determine what structures prevent behavioral arousal from rapid eye movement sleep (REM), given that the brain in REM exhibits most of the features of the brain in alert wakefulness. We employ primarily behavioral and pharmacologic techniques.
Our current focus is the role of the amygdala in the control of REM onset and its maintenance.