Most people obsess over sleep only when they don’t get enough. Not so the 120 scientists at Japan’s International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine. They brood over the purpose and basic mechanisms behind sleep. Which genes make your circadian clock tick, and which neurotransmitters make it tock? getAbstract recommends Veronique Greenwood’s article to the sleepless and the somnolent.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why sleep is vital, complicated and a near mystery to modern scientists;
- Which molecules, genes and neurotransmitters are associated with sleep; and
- What happened when a French scientist transferred brain fluid from a sleepy dog to a well-rested one.
About the Author
Veronique Greenwood has written for Discover, Scientific American, Popular Science, The New Yorker, Time, The Atlantic, and others.