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The echidna manifests typical characteristics of rapid eye movement sleep


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Nicol, SC and Andersen, NA and Phillips, NH and Berger, RJ (2000) The echidna manifests typical characteristics of rapid eye movement sleep. Neuroscience Letters, 283 (1). pp. 49-52. ISSN 0304-3940

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The failure to identify rapid eye movement sleep (REMS) in an early study of the echidna at an unmeasured ambient temperature (T(a)) was unexpected, as its brain stem structures resemble those that generate REMS in other mammals. However, typical mammalian REMS was evident in echidnas exposed to several T(a)s. The parallel presence of REMS in birds points to its reptilian origin.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Animal, Body Temperature, Brain, Circadian Rhythm, Echidna, Electroencephalography, Female, Male, Sleep, REM
Journal or Publication Title: Neuroscience Letters
Page Range: pp. 49-52
ISSN: 0304-3940
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1016/S0304-3940(00)00922-8
Additional Information: Definitive version available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/
Date Deposited: 17 May 2007
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:15
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