Niels C Rattenborg

Summary

Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Ostriches sleep like platypuses
    John A Lesku
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 6:e23203. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Developmental neurobiology: awakening the brain for the first time
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Avian Sleep Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
    Curr Biol 22:R398-400. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Sleep locally, act globally
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
    Neuroscientist 18:533-46. 2012
  4. doi request reprint A bird-brain view of episodic memory
    N C Rattenborg
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology Seewiesen, Sleep and Flight Group, Eberhard Gwinner Strasse, 82319 Seewiesen, Germany
    Behav Brain Res 222:236-45. 2011
  5. pmc Sleeping outside the box: electroencephalographic measures of sleep in sloths inhabiting a rainforest
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Sleep and Flight Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology Seewiesen, Eberhard Gwinner Strasse, Starnberg, Germany
    Biol Lett 4:402-5. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Avian sleep homeostasis: convergent evolution of complex brains, cognition and sleep functions in mammals and birds
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 33:253-70. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint The non-trivial functions of sleep
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Sleep and Flight Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology Seewiesen, Starnberg, Germany
    Sleep Med Rev 11:405-9 author reply 411-7. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Response to commentary on evolution of slow-wave sleep and palliopallial connectivity in mammals and birds: a hypothesis
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Sleep and Flight Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Postfach 1564, D 82305 Starnberg, Germany
    Brain Res Bull 72:187-93. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Do birds sleep in flight?
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology Seewiesen, Postfach 1564, D 82305, Starnberg, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 93:413-25. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Evolution of slow-wave sleep and palliopallial connectivity in mammals and birds: a hypothesis
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Postfach 1564, Starnberg D 82305, Germany
    Brain Res Bull 69:20-9. 2006

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Publications23

  1. pmc Ostriches sleep like platypuses
    John A Lesku
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 6:e23203. 2011
    ..This common trajectory suggests that forebrain activation during REM sleep is an evolutionarily new feature, presumably involved in performing new sleep functions not found in more basal animals...
  2. doi request reprint Developmental neurobiology: awakening the brain for the first time
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Avian Sleep Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
    Curr Biol 22:R398-400. 2012
    ..Imaging of the chicken embryo in the egg has revealed that the entire brain can be switched on for the first time earlier than expected by exposure to maternal vocalizations...
  3. ncbi request reprint Sleep locally, act globally
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
    Neuroscientist 18:533-46. 2012
    ....
  4. doi request reprint A bird-brain view of episodic memory
    N C Rattenborg
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology Seewiesen, Sleep and Flight Group, Eberhard Gwinner Strasse, 82319 Seewiesen, Germany
    Behav Brain Res 222:236-45. 2011
    ..Collectively, this suggests that information contributing to episodic-like memory is more limited and processed in a different manner in birds when compared to mammals...
  5. pmc Sleeping outside the box: electroencephalographic measures of sleep in sloths inhabiting a rainforest
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Sleep and Flight Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology Seewiesen, Eberhard Gwinner Strasse, Starnberg, Germany
    Biol Lett 4:402-5. 2008
    ..Our initial study of sloths demonstrates the feasibility of this endeavour, and thereby opens the door to comparative studies of sleep occurring within the ecological context within which it evolved...
  6. doi request reprint Avian sleep homeostasis: convergent evolution of complex brains, cognition and sleep functions in mammals and birds
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 33:253-70. 2009
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint The non-trivial functions of sleep
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Sleep and Flight Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology Seewiesen, Starnberg, Germany
    Sleep Med Rev 11:405-9 author reply 411-7. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Response to commentary on evolution of slow-wave sleep and palliopallial connectivity in mammals and birds: a hypothesis
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Sleep and Flight Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Postfach 1564, D 82305 Starnberg, Germany
    Brain Res Bull 72:187-93. 2007
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Do birds sleep in flight?
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology Seewiesen, Postfach 1564, D 82305, Starnberg, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 93:413-25. 2006
    ..Determining if and how birds sleep in flight will contribute to our understanding of a largely unexplored aspect of avian behavior and may also provide insight into the function of sleep...
  10. ncbi request reprint Evolution of slow-wave sleep and palliopallial connectivity in mammals and birds: a hypothesis
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Postfach 1564, Starnberg D 82305, Germany
    Brain Res Bull 69:20-9. 2006
    ..As suggested by experiments functionally linking SWs to performance enhancements, the palliopallial connections that give rise to SWs might also depend on SWs to maintain their efficacy...
  11. pmc Hippocampal memory consolidation during sleep: a comparison of mammals and birds
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Sleep and Flight Group, Eberhard Gwinner Strasse, 82319, Seewiesen, Germany
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 86:658-91. 2011
    ..Given that SWS is homeostatically regulated (a process intimately related to the slow-oscillation) in mammals and birds, functional hypotheses linked to this process may apply to both taxonomic groups...
  12. pmc Local sleep homeostasis in the avian brain: convergence of sleep function in mammals and birds?
    John A Lesku
    Sleep and Flight Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 278:2419-28. 2011
    ..Thus, hypotheses for the function of mammalian SWS that rely on local sleep homeostasis may apply also to birds...
  13. doi request reprint History and future of comparative analyses in sleep research
    John A Lesku
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 33:1024-36. 2009
    ..Lastly, we outline a possible future for comparative analyses, focusing on work in non-mammalian groups, the use of more physiologically meaningful variables, and electrophysiological sleep studies conducted in the wild...
  14. doi request reprint Increased EEG spectral power density during sleep following short-term sleep deprivation in pigeons (Columba livia): evidence for avian sleep homeostasis
    Dolores Martinez-Gonzalez
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
    J Sleep Res 17:140-53. 2008
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  15. ncbi request reprint Adaptive sleep loss in polygynous pectoral sandpipers
    John A Lesku
    Avian Sleep Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
    Science 337:1654-8. 2012
    ..Males that slept the least sired the most offspring. Our results challenge the view that decreased performance is an inescapable outcome of sleep loss...
  16. pmc Ecology and neurophysiology of sleep in two wild sloth species
    Bryson Voirin
    Avian Sleep Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology Seewiesen, Seewiesen, Germany Department of Migration and Immuno Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology Radolfzell, Radolfzell, Germany Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Panama, Balboa, Ancon, Panama
    Sleep 37:753-61. 2014
    ..However, it remains unclear whether prior comparative studies have been confounded by the captive recording environment. Herein we examine the effect of predation pressure on sleep in sloths living in the wild...
  17. doi request reprint Phylogenetics and the correlates of mammalian sleep: a reappraisal
    John A Lesku
    Department of Ecology and Organismal Biology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, USA
    Sleep Med Rev 12:229-44. 2008
    ..Thus, the incorporation of a phylogenetic control into comparative analyses of sleep yields meaningful differences that affect our understanding of why we sleep...
  18. pmc Plumes of neuronal activity propagate in three dimensions through the nuclear avian brain
    Gabriel J L Beckers
    Avian Sleep Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Eberhard Gwinner Strasse 11, 82319 Seewiesen, Germany
    BMC Biol 12:16. 2014
    ..However, it remains unknown if the traveling nature of slow-waves is unique to the laminar cytoarchitecture and associated computational properties of the neocortex...
  19. doi request reprint A bird's eye view of sleep
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Science 322:527. 2008
  20. ncbi request reprint Acute effects of light and darkness on sleep in the pigeon (Columba livia)
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, 6001 Research Park Blvd Madison, WI 53719, USA
    Physiol Behav 84:635-40. 2005
    ..In addition to the effects of lighting on behavioral state, we observed an overall bias toward more right eye closure under all lighting conditions, possibly reflecting a response to the novel testing environment...
  21. pmc Migratory sleeplessness in the white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii)
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    PLoS Biol 2:E212. 2004
    ..Understanding the mechanisms that mediate migratory sleeplessness may provide insights into the etiology of changes in sleep and behavior in seasonal mood disorders, as well as into the functions of sleep itself...
  22. doi request reprint Predator-induced plasticity in sleep architecture in wild-caught Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus)
    John A Lesku
    Department of Ecology and Organismal Biology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, USA
    Behav Brain Res 189:298-305. 2008
    ..An increase in SWA and REM sleep was observed later in the sleep phase, which may reflect sleep homeostasis. These results suggest that aspects of sleep architecture can be adjusted to the prevailing risk of predation...
  23. ncbi request reprint Sleep deprivation in the pigeon using the Disk-Over-Water method
    Sarah M Newman
    Neuroscience Training Program, University of Wisconsin Madison, 6001 Research Park Boulevard, Madison WI 53719, USA
    Physiol Behav 93:50-8. 2008
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