Research at Michigan University suggests that the circadian rhythms that govern our sleep and waking patters are more complex than previously assumed. It had been thought that eight neurons controlled our body clocks. Now it seems the process is more chaotic.
‘The finding shows that instead of the entire orchestra following a single conductor, part of the orchestra is following a different conductor or not listening at all,’ says Orie Shafer, assistant professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology.
Now where have we heard that before?