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University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Brain Reboots

Caption: New findings suggest the anesthetized brain must pass through certain "hubs" on the path back to consciousness. Above, the prevalence of particular clusters of brain activity states as recorded in rats that had been administered an anesthetic. The longest appear in red and the shortest in yellow and green.

Credit: UCLA

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