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Neural control of sleep

Is sleep a passive process?

The cerveau isole’ of Bremer (1936): SWS only

The encephale isole’ and the RAS: normal sleep

Partial transections leaving the RAS intact

Ventrolateral Preoptic Area (VPA) triggers sleepiness and slow-wave sleep

Warming the basal forebrain induces slow-wave sleep: GABA on tuberomammillary nucl.

VPA receives input from thermoreceptors

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