Animal Dreaming and Substantiation-A Connection to Humanity

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Animal sleep is presented in various patterns like hibernation, nocturnal activity, and even napping! For example, penguins rarely sleep in case of abrupt attacks of predators. They sleep in standing positions for only a few minutes to provide security. In some occasions, penguins take naps in the ocean after a full meal. In contrast, brown bats spend generally nineteen hours just on sleeping hanging upside down. As these examples demonstrate, the state of sleeping in animals is confirmed based on scientific research. The evidence of animal sleep is obvious, mainly characterized by temporary unconsciousness, non-responsiveness to external stimuli, and passivity in movement. Although animal sleeping is corroborated by these common symptoms,…show more content…
In particular, birds compensate for sleep loss with SWS (slow-wave sleep), the fourth stage of sleep. Higher blood circulation in the hippocampus was caught on the PET scan demonstrating the same result as REM sleep. Although birds spend five percent of their sleep in REM sleep and the rest in SWS, they seem to have very brief dreaming episodes. Finally, involuntary body movements show unconsciousness or resemble the movements which happen in the dream.Initially, intellectual animals exhibit body movements only at stages associated with dreaming. Body movements include occasional spasms of the face, twitching, and muscular atony.For instance, dogs generally bark or twitch their legs during REM sleep. Besides dogs, five zebra finches and their body movement were monitored byPhilip Low at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences. Muscular atony is a symptom of paradoxical REM sleep and the state in which muscles are relaxed.In the 1970s, Adrian Morrison, Ph. D of university of Pennsylvania observed the state of atonia in dogs which occurred after REM sleep. Furthermore, animals demonstrate movements similar to previous experiences which show that they have collective memory. The imitation of mammals made in REM sleep can be led to the relation between REM sleep and memory. Platypuses also make movements imitating the process where they kill

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