After a Good Night's Sleep Brain Cells Are Ready to Learn
Stephanie Dutchen, National Institutes of Health
On top, the brain of a sleep-deprived fly glows orange because of Bruchpilot a communication protein between brain cells. These bright orange brain areas are associated with learning. On the bottom, a well-rested fly shows lower levels of Bruchpilot, which might make the fly ready to learn after a good night's rest.
CREDIT: Chiara Cirelli, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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