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Research Article

Mammalian Sleep Dynamics: How Diverse Features Arise from a Common Physiological Framework

  • Andrew J. K. Phillips mail,

    ajphillips@partners.org

    Affiliations: School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, Brain Dynamics Center, Westmead Millennium Institute, Sydney Medical School - Western, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia, Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachussetts, United States of America

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  • Peter A. Robinson,

    Affiliations: School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, Brain Dynamics Center, Westmead Millennium Institute, Sydney Medical School - Western, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia, Center for Integrated Research and Understanding of Sleep, Camperdown, Australia

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  • David J. Kedziora,

    Affiliations: School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, Brain Dynamics Center, Westmead Millennium Institute, Sydney Medical School - Western, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia

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  • Romesh G. Abeysuriya

    Affiliations: School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, Brain Dynamics Center, Westmead Millennium Institute, Sydney Medical School - Western, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia

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  • Published: June 24, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000826

About the Authors

Andrew J. K. Phillips, Peter A. Robinson, David J. Kedziora, Romesh G. Abeysuriya
School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Andrew J. K. Phillips, Peter A. Robinson, David J. Kedziora, Romesh G. Abeysuriya
Brain Dynamics Center, Westmead Millennium Institute, Sydney Medical School - Western, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Andrew J. K. Phillips
Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachussetts, United States of America
Peter A. Robinson
Center for Integrated Research and Understanding of Sleep, Camperdown, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: ajphillips@partners.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AJKP PAR. Performed the experiments: AJKP DJK RGA. Analyzed the data: AJKP DJK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AJKP RGA. Wrote the paper: AJKP PAR.