Marine Mammal Sleep Studies in Russia
EYE STATE AND UNIHEMISPHERIC SLEEP IN THE NORTHERN FUR SEAL
Advisor: Oleg Lyamin (PhD), Center for Sleep Research, UCLA School of Medicine
I spent two months in Russia studying sleep in marine mammals, including northern fur seals and beluga whales.
For my honors thesis, I focused on the correlation between eye state and sleep state, scored using both qualitative (visual scoring) and quantitative (scoring based on spectral power analysis) electroencephalogram (EEG) data.
Read about that project in the published paper here.
Kendall-Bar, J.M., Mukhametov, L.M., Siegel, J.M., Lyamin, O.I. (2016). Eye state asymmetry during aquatic unihemispheric slow wave sleep in northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus). PLoS ONE 14(5): e0217025. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0217025
Refereed Conference Presentation at the 9th International Conference on the Marine Mammals of the Holarctic in Astrakhan, Russia by Dr. Oleg Lyamin Nov 2016.
Refereed Conference Presentation at the Western Society of Naturalists in Monterey, California Nov 2016