SLU’s neuroscience journal club, Neuro@Noon, will meet on Thursday, March 1, in Room M360, Schwitalla Hall.
John Martin, Ph.D., will present on a recent article in Nature Neuroscience, “REM sleep selectively prunes and maintains new synapses in development and learning.”
This study measures the microstructure of mouse brain neurons while the mouse sleeps in its dream state. This study suggests that, during the dream state of sleep, synaptic maturation and memory consolidation occurs that is associated with learning.
Neuro@Noon is affiliated with the SLU Center for Neuroscience and is open to all.