Sleepwalking

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Does our I-function sleepwalk?

There are countless stories of sleepwalkers suddenly waking up and finding themselves naked in their backyards. Between 1 and 15% of the population are prone to sleepwalking, which involves people getting up and walking around while asleep and often doing bizarre things (1). Frequent sleepwalking can lead to health problems since it interrupts normal patterns of sleep. But what causes sleepwalking and are there ways to control it? How does this relate to the structural mechanisms of neurobiology that we have learned over the semester?

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