Development: better sleep on it, children. Academic Article uri icon


  • A new study has identified a neural circuit that is responsible for increasing sleep in young fruit flies. Reduced dopamine signaling to the fan-shaped body during early life promotes sleep and is critical for proper brain development.

published proceedings

  • Curr Biol

author list (cited authors)

  • Murakami, K., & Keene, A. C.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • June 2014