Sleep researchers need to bring Darwin on board: elucidating functions of sleep via adaptedness and natural selection

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Kavanau, Julian L.;
(2004)
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: sleep | origin | primitive function | adaptedness | neural multifunctionality | neural processing

The development of neural multifunctionality – given brain regions carrying out more than one function – conferred great efficiency on brain function at early stages of evolution. This applied to animals that led relatively simple lives with few needs for long-term memo... View more
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