(3) Re: Brain usage....male and female????

Eugene Leitl eugene.leitl at lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Wed Jul 14 23:48:05 EST 1999


flefever writes:
 
 > Also saw something about dolphins, e.g. REM in one hemisphere at a
 > time, but in one of these newsgroups; no references.

Urban legend has it that dolphins require partial wakefulness to 
assure respiratory air intake (and thus don't take kindly to 
anaesthesia: they drown). They accomplish it by alternating 
wakefullness between hemispheres (wish we could do that trick). 
Alas, also no ref here...
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