Sleep Circadian Rhythms in the Rat: One or Two Clocks?

  • J. Mouret
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Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


Even though it is obvious that a period of inactivity may correspond with completely different processes, e.g., quiet wakefulness, Slow Wave Sleep (SWS), Paradoxical Sleep (PS) of focused attention, most of the studies on circadian rhythms are based only on the pattern of activity of experimental animals and the epochs of inactivity are looked upon as a negative state. Moreover, in these experiments, the withdrawal and/or changing of the known Zeitgebers is quite often the most commonly used procedure.


Circadian Rhythm Sleep Stage Raphe Nucleus Slow Wave Sleep Nucleus Raphe Dorsalis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Mouret
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  1. 1.Neurophysiology CliniqueHôpital NeurologiqueLyon Cedex 3France

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