Slow waves, sharp waves, ripples, and REM in sleeping dragons

  title={Slow waves, sharp waves, ripples, and REM in sleeping dragons},
  author={Mark Shein-Idelson and Jan Ondracek and Hua-Peng Liaw and Sam Reiter and Gilles Laurent},
  pages={590 - 595}
The dragon sleeps tonight Most animal species sleep, from invertebrates to primates. However, neuroscientists have until now only actively recorded the sleeping brains of birds and mammals. Shein-Idelson et al. now describe the electrophysiological hallmarks of sleep in reptiles. Recordings from the brains of Australian dragons revealed the typical features of slow-wave sleep and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. These findings indicate that the brainstem circuits responsible for slow-wave and… 
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