Monday, February 16, 2009
A.O.T.D. (Animal of the Day) Zebra Finch
Zebra finches are found in many parts of the world, though they're very popular in Australia. They're a pretty popular pet store bird as well.
In a recent scientific study, they were found to sing in their sleep. "The zebra finch appears to store the neuronal firing pattern of song production during the day and reads it out at night, rehearsing the song, and, perhaps, improvising variations. The match is remarkably good."
It's a suggestion to the key role sleep plays in the learning process. I guess this is something I should listen to, learn from, and get more sleep.