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Overriding sleep

Gradinaru, Viviana (2017) Overriding sleep. Science, 358 (6362). p. 457. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.aap9535.

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The need for sleep is recognized across the animal kingdom: Short-term sleep deprivation affects proper functioning, and extended sleep deprivation is fatal. However, animals can override the physiological drive to sleep when necessary or advantageous. Some can choose to sleep for shorter periods to avoid predators. Others, like the great frigate-bird, can sleep minimally and with half the brain during migratory flight. Still others, like the male pectoral sandpiper, can skip sleep altogether for weeks to maximize mating.

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Alternate Title:The search for neuronal substrates of waking up and being alert when it matters
Additional Information:© 2017 American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Official Citation:Overriding sleep. By Viviana Gradinaru. Science 27 Oct 2017: 457
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Deposited On:27 Nov 2017 22:30
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