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Is Sleep Essential?

  • Chiara Cirelli mail,

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  • Giulio Tononi
  • Published: August 26, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060216

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Evolution of sleep or evolution of activity?

Posted by plosbiology on 07 May 2009 at 22:26 GMT

Author: Herman Offereins
Position: lector biology
Institution: Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
E-mail: h.r.offereins@gmail.com
Submitted Date: August 27, 2008
Published Date: August 28, 2008
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To understand the function and regulation of sleep, it might be useful to study the function and regulation of activity/active state. I would expect that in early evolution sleep/rest was universal and activity was a new development.

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