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Baby Owls Seen Sleeping Like Baby Humans

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Baby birds have sleep patterns similar to baby mammals, and their sleep changes in the same way when growing up. This is what a team from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and the University of Lausanne found out working with barn owls in the wild.

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DaleLovesOttawa O. (198)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 9:06 pm
Fascinating information. Aren't these fluffy owlets awwwdorable plus?

liesel serbst (3)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 9:14 pm

Nena G. (39)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 9:15 pm
So interesting. I love these stories about behavioral studies, finding out new things that often show more connections that we all have. Or differences!

Dolores D. (102)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 9:25 pm
Great story....thank you.

Sandi C. (151)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 9:58 pm
aren't they cute!!!

Robert Hardy (68)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 10:08 pm

GGmaSheila D. (203)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 10:58 pm
Such cute babies. Noted and thank you.

iveta NoFwdsPls cer (47)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 11:34 pm
Very cute :) , thanks

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday August 5, 2013, 4:19 am

Kerrie G. (118)
Monday August 5, 2013, 4:22 am
Noted, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 5, 2013, 4:34 am

Angela Marshall (14)
Monday August 5, 2013, 7:30 am
Quite an interesting post...and such little cuties, t.y.

Deb E. (63)
Monday August 5, 2013, 11:08 am
This is fascinating. They seem to have found a link between REM and developing immune/endocrine system function. Thank you for sharing

Christeen Anderson (659)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:28 pm
Thank you for an interesting post. They are so cute.

Dianne D. (491)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:39 pm
Research as long as these babies and all animals are not harmed and are given a chance to live a natureal life for their species. No more animals kept in labs for their lifetime or experimented on.

Lona Goudswaard (90)
Monday August 5, 2013, 1:36 pm
Wow, who would have thought owls and humans have the same sleeping patters and their sleep development is so much alike.

Bob P. (401)
Monday August 5, 2013, 1:40 pm
Thanks Marty

Birgit W. (159)
Monday August 5, 2013, 3:01 pm

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday August 5, 2013, 3:36 pm
Thank you.

marie T. (163)
Monday August 5, 2013, 4:35 pm
Thanks Marty
Gosh they are so beautiful

Debra Tate (17)
Monday August 5, 2013, 4:52 pm
Wow! Thanks and noted!

Connie O. (51)
Monday August 5, 2013, 5:39 pm
interesting article..thanks

Mitchell D. (136)
Monday August 5, 2013, 6:55 pm
Very interesting. Also, I had not been aware that the Max Planck Institutes included one focused on Ornithology.
However, the function of REM sleep, in adult humans, anyway, has been determined. It's job is to process, and file away, the experiences, and issues, the dreamer has been going through.
If you think of the brain, in part, as a ROM disc, as in "Read Only Memory," you will realize that once full the disc would be unable to deal with ongoing daily activity. Tgus, as experiences get settled (processed) and filed away, the brain has ample space to deal with the next day.
People kept from engaging in REM sleep, in sleep lab experiments,did not go beyond a week without beginning to hallucinate.
People with PTSD, who are thought of as "Frozen in Time," have not been able to process traumatic events, and so relive them over, again and again, in flashbacks. A treatment called EMDR, for "Eye Movement Desensitization Re-Processing," helps break the unending loop, by utilizing REM in the treatment setting.

june t. (66)
Monday August 5, 2013, 10:44 pm
love owls... and thanks Mitchell D. for the extra info.

Les L. (12)
Monday August 5, 2013, 11:04 pm
love owls as well! Thx

Trina Hawkins (24)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 12:12 am
Noted ! Thank you for the info and pics of these Beautiful baby Owls ! Love how FLUFFY they are ! :)

John Gregoire (293)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 5:12 am

Ruth C. (141)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 6:19 am
They are so adorable!

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 12:35 pm
Very interesting.

Melania Padilla (197)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 1:46 pm
Ows are my favorite birds :)
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