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Hidden away: An enigmatic mammalian brain area revealed in reptiles

February 13, 2020 - General

Reptiles have a brain area previously suspected to play a role in mammalian higher cognitive processes, and establish its role in controlling brain dynamics in sleep.

The Australian bearded dragon Pogona vitticeps [Credit: Dr. Stephan Junek,
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research]The state of unified perception, which is characteristic of a conscious state in humans, appears to require widespread coordination of the forebrain, and…

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