• 1) A Technology for recording brainwaves in wild animals awakens a more sophisticated understanding of the function of sleep. Studies using miniature sleep recording devices known as neurologgers have already challenged several long-held beliefs about the sleeping habits of sloths and birds.
  • 2) And male sandpipers can go almost entirely without sleep during the three-week breeding season, helping maximize success at that time.
  • 3) Three toed sloths, for example, sleep far less than once thought.
  • 4) Now John Lesku of La Trobe University in Melbourne and his colleagues are using neurologgers to investigate whether light pollution interferes with the circadian rhythms of tammar wallabies in Australia.
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