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Cyclic nature of the REM sleep-like state in the cuttlefish Sepia officinalis

Iglesias, Teresa; Boal, Jean G.; Frank, Marcos G.; Zeil, Jochen; Hanlon, Roger T.

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Sleep is a state of immobility characterized by three key criteria: an increased threshold of arousal, rapid reversal to an alert state and evidence of homeostatic ‘rebound sleep’ in which there is an increase in the time spent in this quiescent state following sleep deprivation. Common European cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis, show states of quiescence during which they meet the last two of these three criteria, yet also show spontaneous bursts of arm and eye movements that accompany rapid...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/164660
Source: Journal of Experimental Biology
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.174862
Access Rights: Open Access

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