Open eyes, dozing minds
Scientists find that rats that stay up late are neither fully asleep nor fully awake
By Stephen Ornes, 17:27 PM May 18, 2011
The difference between sleeping and being awake seems simple enough. You know someone is sleeping because his eyes are closed, he’s lying down and inactive, he doesn’t answer your questions, and he might be snoring. People who are awake, on the other hand, have open eyes, can get things done, are responsive to questions and generally don’t snore. If you were to look at a group of animals, you could probably tell which were asleep and which were awake.
But a new study suggests sleeping may...
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