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Our cold-blooded friends are actually more like us than we thought! It turns out that lizards have many stages of sleep, just like we do when we’re trying to get some shut eye. They even have REM (rapid-eye movement) sleep, which means that, according to a new study, these scaly beasts may have the ability to dream. "If you forced me to speculate and to use a loose definition of dreaming, I'd speculate that those dreams are about recent notable events: insects, maybe a place where there are good insects, an aggressive male in the next terrarium, et cetera. If I were an Australian dragon living in Frankfurt, I'd be dreaming of a warm day in the sun," said Gilles Laurent, a neuroscientist from the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research. Fun fact: REM sleep is characterized by an increased heart rate and blood pressure. GuffMedia Science: Lizards dream like people! Our cold-blooded friends are actually more like us than we thought! It turns out that lizards have many stages of sleep, just like we do when we’re trying to get some shut eye. They even have REM (rapid-eye movement) sleep, which means that, according to a new study, these scaly beasts may have the ability to dream. "If you forced me to speculate and to use a loose definition of dreaming, I'd speculate that those dreams are about recent notable events: insects, maybe a place where there are good insects, an aggressive male in the next terrarium, et cetera. If I were an Australian dragon living in Frankfurt, I'd be dreaming of a warm day in the sun," said Gilles Laurent, a neuroscientist from the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research. Fun fact: REM sleep is characterized by an increased heart rate and blood pressure. GuffMedia Science
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