J Lee Kavanau

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Vertebrates that never sleep: implications for sleep's basic function
    J L Kavanau
    University of California, Department of Biology, Los Angeles 90095 1606, USA
    Brain Res Bull 46:269-79. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint Biological time-keeping mechanisms: a need for broader perspectives?
    J Lee Kavanau
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, P O Box 951605, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1606, USA
    Med Hypotheses 67:1358-62. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary approaches to understanding sleep
    J Lee Kavanau
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, P O Box 951606, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1606, USA
    Sleep Med Rev 9:141-52. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Sleep researchers need to bring Darwin on board: elucidating functions of sleep via adaptedness and natural selection
    J Lee Kavanau
    Department of Organismic Biology, University of California, PO Box 951606, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1606, USA
    Med Hypotheses 62:161-5. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint REM and NREM sleep as natural accompaniments of the evolution of warm-bloodedness
    J Lee Kavanau
    Department of Organismic Biology, Ecology and Evolution, University of California at Los Angeles UCLA, 4 90095 1606, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 26:889-906. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Memory failures, dream illusions and mental malfunction
    J L Kavanau
    Department of Organismic Biology, Ecology and Evolution, University of California UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif, 90095 1606, USA
    Neuropsychobiology 44:199-211. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Adaptations and pathologies linked to dynamic stabilization of neural circuitry
    J L Kavanau
    University of California UCLA, Department of Biology, Los Angeles 90095 1606, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 23:635-48. 1999
  8. doi request reprint Secondarily flightless birds or Cretaceous non-avian theropods?
    J Lee Kavanau
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1606, USA
    Med Hypotheses 74:275-6. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Mental malfunction and memory maintenance mechanisms
    J L Kavanau
    Department of Organismic Biology, Ecology and Evolution, University of California UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1606, USA
    Med Hypotheses 54:678-83. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Dream contents and failing memories
    J Lee Kavanau
    Department of Organismic Biology, Ecology and Evolution, University of California at Los Angeles, P O Box 951606, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1606, USA
    Arch Ital Biol 140:109-27. 2002

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Publications10

  1. ncbi request reprint Vertebrates that never sleep: implications for sleep's basic function
    J L Kavanau
    University of California, Department of Biology, Los Angeles 90095 1606, USA
    Brain Res Bull 46:269-79. 1998
    ..Analogous circumstances could account for the ability of migrating birds to fly for days without rest or sleep...
  2. ncbi request reprint Biological time-keeping mechanisms: a need for broader perspectives?
    J Lee Kavanau
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, P O Box 951605, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1606, USA
    Med Hypotheses 67:1358-62. 2006
    ..Broadening perspectives for research on biological clocks to take into account these often overlooked capabilities and susceptibilities could lead to a deeper understanding of them...
  3. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary approaches to understanding sleep
    J Lee Kavanau
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, P O Box 951606, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1606, USA
    Sleep Med Rev 9:141-52. 2005
    ..Contrariwise, sparing of an adult's 'higher faculties' in encephalitis lethargica appears to owe to supernormal circuit reinforcement during almost continuous sleep...
  4. ncbi request reprint Sleep researchers need to bring Darwin on board: elucidating functions of sleep via adaptedness and natural selection
    J Lee Kavanau
    Department of Organismic Biology, University of California, PO Box 951606, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1606, USA
    Med Hypotheses 62:161-5. 2004
    ..The best known animals in this non-sleeping category are tunas and many sharks...
  5. ncbi request reprint REM and NREM sleep as natural accompaniments of the evolution of warm-bloodedness
    J Lee Kavanau
    Department of Organismic Biology, Ecology and Evolution, University of California at Los Angeles UCLA, 4 90095 1606, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 26:889-906. 2002
    ..With the evolution of this two-stage mechanism of long-term memory maintenance, it became adaptive to partition sleep into several NREM-REM cycles, thereby achieving a more lengthy application of the cooperative sequential actions...
  6. ncbi request reprint Memory failures, dream illusions and mental malfunction
    J L Kavanau
    Department of Organismic Biology, Ecology and Evolution, University of California UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif, 90095 1606, USA
    Neuropsychobiology 44:199-211. 2001
    ..Activation of resulting incompetent circuits during waking may lead to hallucinations and delusions; activation during sleep may lead to dreams with bizarre, incoherent or impossible contents...
  7. ncbi request reprint Adaptations and pathologies linked to dynamic stabilization of neural circuitry
    J L Kavanau
    University of California UCLA, Department of Biology, Los Angeles 90095 1606, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 23:635-48. 1999
    ..Sparing of sensory circuitry in fatal familial insomnia seemingly owes to supernormal circuit use in the virtual absence of sleep. ECT shocks and cardioverter defibrillation may have analogous remedial influences...
  8. doi request reprint Secondarily flightless birds or Cretaceous non-avian theropods?
    J Lee Kavanau
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1606, USA
    Med Hypotheses 74:275-6. 2010
    ..They give significant new clues for a coherent theory of avian origin and early evolution...
  9. ncbi request reprint Mental malfunction and memory maintenance mechanisms
    J L Kavanau
    Department of Organismic Biology, Ecology and Evolution, University of California UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1606, USA
    Med Hypotheses 54:678-83. 2000
    ..Greater than normal amounts of circuit reinforcement protect sensory circuitry in fatal familial insomnia, and cognitive circuitry in encephalitis lethargica...
  10. ncbi request reprint Dream contents and failing memories
    J Lee Kavanau
    Department of Organismic Biology, Ecology and Evolution, University of California at Los Angeles, P O Box 951606, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1606, USA
    Arch Ital Biol 140:109-27. 2002
    ..The infrequent activation of such old, incompetent circuits in some waking conditions leads to false memories, delusions, or hallucinations...