Your Brain Sleeping: Locally Only?

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Most previous brain research about sleep has been oriented towards all-in, or all-out: fully asleep or completely awake. However, new research from MIT suggests that parts of the brain may be asleep while other parts are still awake. A link to the article has been posted on Strong Brain in Neuro-Psych:
How the brain controls sleep: Brain structure generates pockets of sleep within the brain Maybe this is what happens when we drift off at night and struggle to stay asleep in the morning?

Category: Neuro-Psych