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Matthew Oates, National Trust

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Michael McCarthy, The Independent

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Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist

Through a naturalist’s eyes

By - Robert Burton

"Sleep and wakefullness are mutually exclusive, and one fascinating aspect of sleep research therefore is the discovery that some animals sleep with one side of the brain at a time. In this, known as unihemispheric sleep (US), one cerebral hemisphere becomes inactive, as shown by EEG activity and a low level of acetylcholine (which is linked with arousal), and one eye closes. And then the two sides switch. Among mammals, US is known to occur in cetaceans, manatees and eared seals."

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist