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The Evolutionary Significance Of Unihemispheric Slow Wave Sleep In Birds, Charles Amlaner Apr 2001

The Evolutionary Significance Of Unihemispheric Slow Wave Sleep In Birds, Charles Amlaner

Charles J. Amlaner

No abstract provided.


Sleep-Wake Behavior Patterns And Eye Closure States In Juvenile Greater Rheas (Rhea Americana), Charles Amlaner, William Franklin, Christopher Ritzi, Steven Lima, Niels Rattenborg Apr 2001

Sleep-Wake Behavior Patterns And Eye Closure States In Juvenile Greater Rheas (Rhea Americana), Charles Amlaner, William Franklin, Christopher Ritzi, Steven Lima, Niels Rattenborg

Charles J. Amlaner

No abstract provided.


Unilateral Eye Closure And Interhemispheric Eeg Asymmetry During Sleep In The Pigeon (Columba Livia), Niels Rattenborg, Charles Amlaner, Steven Lima Dec 2000

Unilateral Eye Closure And Interhemispheric Eeg Asymmetry During Sleep In The Pigeon (Columba Livia), Niels Rattenborg, Charles Amlaner, Steven Lima

Charles J. Amlaner

Aquatic mammals (i.e., Cetaceans, eared seals and manatees) and birds show interhemispheric asymmetries (IA) in slow-wave sleep-related electroencephalographic (EEG) activity, suggesting that the depth of sleep differs between hemispheres. In birds, an association between unilateral eye closure and IA has been reported in five species from three orders (i.e., Galliformes, Charadriiformes, and Anseriformes). Moreover, unilateral eye closure has been observed during behaviorally defined sleep in 29 species from 13 avian orders, suggesting that birds in general display IA during sleep. Despite the apparent prevalence of unilateral eye closure and IA in birds, previous work did not detect A ...