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Neuroscience: Awakened by a sleeping pill

  1. Oluwaseun Akeju
  2. Emery N Brown  Is a corresponding author
  1. Massachusetts General Hospital, United States
Cite this article as: eLife 2013;2:e01658 doi: 10.7554/eLife.01658
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Zolpidem increases brain activity in some patients with severe brain injury. Positron emission tomography (PET) images of the brain of a patient with severe brain injury before (bottom) and after (top) taking the sleeping medication zolpidem. The brighter colours represent increased rates of glucose metabolism, which are used as a proxy of brain activity.

Figure credit: Image adapted from Figure 8 in Williams et al., 2013.

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