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The echidna manifests typical characteristics of rapid eye movement sleep


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Nicol, SC, Andersen, NA, Phillips, NH and Berger, RJ 2000 , 'The echidna manifests typical characteristics of rapid eye movement sleep' , Neuroscience Letters, vol. 283, no. 1 , pp. 49-52 , doi: 10.1016/S0304-3940(00)00922-8.

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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
Authors/Creators:Nicol, SC and Andersen, NA and Phillips, NH and Berger, RJ
Keywords: Animal, Body Temperature, Brain, Circadian Rhythm, Echidna, Electroencephalography, Female, Male, Sleep, REM
Journal or Publication Title: Neuroscience Letters
ISSN: 0304-3940
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/S0304-3940(00)00922-8
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