Unraveling the Evolutionary Determinants of Sleep

Abstract

Despite decades of intense study, the functions of sleep are still shrouded in mystery. The difficulty in understanding these functions can be at least partly attributed to the varied manifestations of sleep in different animals. Daily sleep duration can range from 4-20 hrs among mammals, and sleep can manifest throughout the brain, or it can alternate over… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.08.068

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