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Brain Energy During Sleep

Caption: Levels of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy currency of cells, in rats increased in four key brain regions normally active during wakefulness. Shown here is the energy surge measured in the frontal cortex, a brain region associated with higher-level thinking.

Credit: Courtesy, with permission: Dworak et al. The Journal of Neuroscience 2010.

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