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The suprachiasmatic nucleus: the brain's circadian clock

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Sleep and all of the other circadian rhythms that adapt us to the 24 hour world are controlled by the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), the brain’s central circadian clock. And yet, the SCN consists of only 20,000 neurons and astrocytes, so what makes it such a powerful clock, able to set the tempo to our lives? Professor Hastings will consider the cell-autonomus and neural circuit-level mechanisms that sustain the SCN clock and how it regulates rest, activity and sleep.

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