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Neurosci Bull. 2013 Jun;29(3):373-80. doi: 10.1007/s12264-013-1313-3. Epub 2013 Mar 8.

Call it sleep -- what animals without backbones can tell us about the phylogeny of intrinsically generated neuromotor rhythms during early development.

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Netherlands Institute for Brain Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. m.corner@hccnet.nl

Abstract

A comprehensive overview is presented of the literature dealing with the development of sleep-like motility and neuronal activity patterns in non-vertebrate animals. it has been established that spontaneous, periodically modulated, neurogenic bursts of movement appear to be a universal feature of prenatal behavior. New empirical data are presented showing that such' seismic sleep' or 'rapid-body-movement' bursts in cuttlefish persist for some time after birth. Extensive ontogenetic research in both vertebrates and non-vertebrates is thus essential before current hypotheses about the phylogeny of motorically active sleep-like states can be taken seriously.

PMID:
23471866
PMCID:
PMC5561840
DOI:
10.1007/s12264-013-1313-3
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