Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1605 , Segment 3
Episode: Belarus and Press Freedom, Education Loss, Cicada Invasion
- May 24, 2021 8:00 pm
- 15:25 mins
Brazilian researchers recently learned that octopuses cycle through passive and active sleep stages, akin to how humans have REM and non-REM sleep stages. REM sleep is when humans do most of their dreaming. Does this mean that octopuses, perhaps, dream too? Sidatra Ribeiro, a neuroscientist at the Brain Institute at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, tells us that studying the sea creatures can help us know more about how humans sleep and dream.