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Claustrum involvement in sleep

The claustrum is a brain structure in mammals that is poorly understood, but is proposed to be involved in consciousness. Gilles Laurent and colleagues identified a homologous structure in reptiles that has several roles in sleep control and the generation of specific network activity. This suggests that the claustrum is a long-conserved brain structure that may control various states in the brain.

Nature Volume 578 Issue 7795

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