Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Mobbs' study inspired Cornelius Gross and his colleagues at EMBL to dig deeper and find the specific neural circuitry between the prefrontal cortex and regions of the brainstem using cutting-edge molecular biology. Until recently, the specific neural networks that mediate "fight-or-flight" behaviors in both humans and animals have remained enigmatic to neuroscientists.
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