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CSB Seminar Series – William Wisden – Imperial College London

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

CSB Departmental Seminar

William Wisden

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences, Imperial College London

TITLE: A link between stress and restorative sleep

ABSTRACT: In this talk, Wisden will present the lab’s findings that certain types of stress can induce a restorative sleep. This is mediated by sleep-inducing circuitry in the midbrain, and in particular, inhibitory GABA neurons in the ventral tegmental area. A specific
circuit allows animals to restore mental and body functions by sleeping, potentially providing a refined route for treating anxiety disorders. Wisden will also present new (unpublished) findings on basal ganglia circuitry that generates REM sleep and how this REM circuitry can modulate anxiety.

HOST: John Peever

LOCATION: Cell and Systems Biology, 25 Harbord Street, Suite 432

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March 10
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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