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Hidden away: An enigmatic mammalian brain area revealed in reptiles

Reptiles have a Brain area previously suspected to play a role in mammalian higher cognitive processes, and establish its role in controlling brain dynamics in sleep. The Australian bearded dragon Pogona vitticeps [Credit: Dr. Stephan Junek, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research]The state of unified perception, which is characteristic of a conscious state in humans, appears to require widespread coordination of the forebrain, and...

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