Detection of seven sleep-waking stages in the rat.

  title={Detection of seven sleep-waking stages in the rat.},
  author={Claude Gottesmann},
  journal={Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews},
  volume={16 1},
Seven meaningful sleep-waking stages can be dissociated in the rat. 1) Waking with theta activity in the dorsal hippocampus which corresponds to attentive and/or psychomotor active behavior. 2) Waking without theta activity during which the animal is mainly quiet. 3) The first sleep stage is characterized by cortical slow waves of progressive increasing amplitude. 4) As synchronized sleep deepens, anterior cortex spindles of progressively increasing number, amplitude and duration appear. 5… CONTINUE READING
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