Visual lateralization and monocular sleep in the domestic chick.

  title={Visual lateralization and monocular sleep in the domestic chick.},
  author={Gian Gastone Mascetti and Marina Rugger and Giorgio Vallortigara},
  journal={Brain research. Cognitive brain research},
  volume={7 4},
Behavioural sleep during the first 2 weeks of life was investigated in female chicks reared with an imprinting object or in social (visual) isolation. Binocular sleep tended to decrease and monocular sleep to increase with age in both rearing conditions. In chicks reared with an imprinted object. during the first week, monocular sleep with either right or left eye closure occurred with approximately the same frequency, except that on day 5 in which right eye closure dominated; during the second… CONTINUE READING


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