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Claustrum, Brainstem and Sleep: Mechanisms and Function

Project description

A humble lizard may reveal a link between our claustrum and sleep

Rapid advancement in instrumentation and data analysis capabilities has significantly enhanced our understanding of the functions and evolutionary origin of brain regions and cell types. The functions and origin of the claustrum, an area of the forebrain, remain poorly understood. The EU-funded SleepCirc project is building on their recent discovery that the reptilian brain has an area that may be homologous to the mammalian claustrum and that generates a signature of slow-wave sleep. The study will investigate fundamental open questions about the neurobiological mechanisms of sleep, the potential role of the claustrum in these, and the evolutionary origin of the claustrum combining anatomical, behavioural, genetic and electrophysiological approaches.

Host institution

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Net EU contribution
€ 2 311 197,50
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 2 311 197,50

Beneficiaries (1)

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 2 311 197,50
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

See on map

Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 2 311 197,50