Psychology Notes- Sleep

Psychology Notes- Sleep - 12:50:00 PM Sleep Why do we sleep...

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07/04/2008 11:50:00 Sleep Why do we sleep? All animals all people all insects do it.   o You do it from the cradle to the grave, you can try staying up but  eventually you just can’t fight it anymore and you need to sleep.   o Sleep can seem like being off, we go to sleep die every night and wake  up every morning according to Cervantes.   o When discovering what goes on in a cat’s brain when it’s sleeping,  there’s almost a circus going on in his brain.  o  This disproved Cervantes, because clearly there is activity when  asleep. Many marine life and creatures of the air have split-brain sleep.   o In ducks the would all sleep in a group, the birds in the center slept  with both eyes closed whereas the birds on the outside slept with there  eyes half open.  o  Each eye is attached to the opposite hemispheres.  When electrodes  were inserted they discovered that they could rest one side of the  hemispheres at a time.   o For dolphins the main danger would be drowning, where the ducks are 
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Tuma during the Fall '08 term at Lynn.

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Psychology Notes- Sleep - 12:50:00 PM Sleep Why do we sleep...

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