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Seals sleep with half their brains

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Some of the brain chemicals that allow seals to sleep with half of their brain at a time have been identified – a discovery that Canadian researchers say could help in research into human sleep problems.

“Seals do something biologically amazing – they sleep with half their brain at a time. The left side of their brain can sleep while the right side stays awake. Seals sleep this way while they’re in water, but they sleep like humans while on land. Our research may explain how this unique biological phenomenon happens” said Professor John Peever of the University of Toronto.

http://www.phenomeni...eir-brains.html

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Being on cold meds and reading UM is a dangerous thing. LOL

My first thought on reading the title of this thread was.... so the other half of the seal's brain goes out to party all night?

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Some of the brain chemicals that allow seals to sleep with half of their brain at a time have been identified – a discovery that Canadian researchers say could help in research into human sleep problems.

“Seals do something biologically amazing – they sleep with half their brain at a time. The left side of their brain can sleep while the right side stays awake. Seals sleep this way while they’re in water, but they sleep like humans while on land. Our research may explain how this unique biological phenomenon happens” said Professor John Peever of the University of Toronto.

http://www.phenomeni...eir-brains.html

And that is how cetaceans sleep too.

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So... is this Navy Seals or the critters that live in the Ocean...?

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Good read, especially about possibly helping humans with sleep problems(like myself)

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