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To sleep, perchance to forget

February 17, 2018

The debate in sleep science has gone on for a generation. People and other animals sicken and die if they are deprived of sleep, but why is sleep so essential?

UW’s influential sleep researchers get ideas during walks in woods

December 6, 2017

UW-Madison's Chiara Cirelli and Giulio Tononi are at the forefront of the world's sleep research, and many of their ideas emanate from walks at their woodsy Dane County home.

Research shows ‘hot zone’ that’s active during dreaming

December 6, 2017

The contents of dreams – whether they involved movement, faces or speech, for example – were tied to higher activity in the parts of the brain in charge of those actions during wakefulness.

UW sleep research high-resolution images show how the brain resets during sleep

February 2, 2017

Drs. Cirelli, foreground, and Tononi, right, study an image of a mouse brain taken by a scanning electron microscope, left. Thousands of these images…