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Do spiders dream? A new study suggests they do.

Summary by National Geographic
Jumping spiders rapidly move their eyes and twitch during rest, suggesting they have visual dreams, never before observed in arachnids.
4 months ago·New York, United States

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Do spiders sleep? Study suggests they may snooze and dream like humans

Study finds limbs twitching and leg curling behaviours in baby spiders resting at night

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Do spiders sleep? Study suggests they may snooze like humans

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a question that keeps some scientists awake at night: Do spiders sleep? Daniela Roessler and her colleagues trained cameras on baby jumping spiders at night to find out. The footage showed patterns that looked a lot like sleep cycles: The spiders' legs twitched and parts of their eyes flickered.

4 months ago·United States
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New scientific study suggests some spiders enter sleep state similar to humans

A new scientific study suggests that some spiders are capable of a state similar to a human’s rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which allows us to dream.

4 months ago·Washington, United States
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Do Spiders Dream of Eight-Legged Sheep?

Researchers found jumping spiders, known for their acrobatic hunting, exhibiting signs of R.E.M. sleep, but it is unknown whether they dream, or even sleep.

4 months ago·New York, United States
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Spiders may experience REM sleep, study suggests

A new study suggests that spiders may experience sleep cycles similar to humans.

4 months ago·New York, United States
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Do spiders sleep? Study suggests they may snooze like humans

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a question that keeps some scientists awake at night: Do spiders sleep?

4 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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