Sleep in Invertebrates

van Swinderen, B. (2006). Sleep in Invertebrates. In Jon H. Kaas (Ed.), Evolution of Nervous Systems, Volume 1: Theories, Development, Invertebrates (pp. 451-456) Oxford: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B0-12-370878-8/00185-3

Author van Swinderen, B.
Title of chapter Sleep in Invertebrates
Title of book Evolution of Nervous Systems, Volume 1: Theories, Development, Invertebrates
Place of Publication Oxford
Publisher Academic Press
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1016/B0-12-370878-8/00185-3
ISBN 978-0-12-370878-6
Editor Jon H. Kaas
Volume number 1
Chapter number 1.28
Start page 451
End page 456
Total pages 7
Language eng
Subjects 1109 Neurosciences
0699 Other Biological Sciences
Abstract/Summary This article discusses the importance of identifying sleep in invertebrates. Based on the studies of insects, arachnids, and crayfish, it notes that the criteria for sleep (e.g., behavioral quiescence, postural changes, decreased behavioral responsiveness, homeostasis, and neural correlates) are met in some key invertebrates. The need for sleep is likely to have evolved in invertebrates, and the article concludes that studying these animals may prove valuable to understanding the mechanism and function of sleep in general.
Keyword Arousal
Arousal thresholds
Q-Index Code B1

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