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Ducks can sleep with one hemisphere of their brain awake and the other sleeping in order to stay aware of predators.

Ducks Can Sleep With One Hemisphere Of Their Brain Awake And The Other Sleeping In Order To Stay Aware Of Predators. -

Ducks can sleep with one hemisphere of their brain awake and the other sleeping in order to stay aware of predators.

This article was originally posted on April 8, 2020 @ 9:24 pm

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DankJarSouls
DankJarSouls
1 year ago

Same as dolphins

potatoefishy
potatoefishy
1 year ago

Sounds like me when my anxiety is in full blast

climber_and_cuber
climber_and_cuber
1 year ago

Source:

[https://www.gi.alaska.edu/alaska-science-forum/bird-brains-stay-alert-while-ducks-sleep](https://www.gi.alaska.edu/alaska-science-forum/bird-brains-stay-alert-while-ducks-sleep)

cyriac-t
cyriac-t
1 year ago

Ok so I actually did my undergrad research on this. Its called unihemispheric slow wave sleep. Many birds do it, dolphins (as mentions), and iguanas and some other lizards do as well. There are different theories as to why they do this. Most of them keep one eye open and one closed when sleeping so the best theory is that its a way to sleep and watch for predators. Another use is likely during migration. As it can only be properly studied in a lab with an EEG machine hooked up, its hard to prove but there is a large increase in its use during migration times in migratory birds.

onechanceforgoodname
onechanceforgoodname
1 year ago

”This is sewious!”

lil0ctupoos
lil0ctupoos
1 year ago

So can my mom.

IronGobz
IronGobz
1 year ago

This pose is called the ‘Jean Claude Van Duck.’

QuintoJinete
QuintoJinete
1 year ago

“Is it possible to learn this power?”

StarsKeys
StarsKeys
1 year ago

Ducks sleep? I swear mine run around quacking all night.

Klumbud_Maximus
Klumbud_Maximus
1 year ago

Well my dog caught one yesterday so I guess the little fella had a rough night prior.

Ps: She didn’t really bite down and the duck got away without being bloody and looked fine.
Our Shibe however is now even more excited when she sees ducks.

flowergirl769
flowergirl769
1 year ago

If I remember correctly I think this is also how they are able to migrate and fly such long distances!

Brainsong1
Brainsong1
1 year ago

Darned good trait to have.

EaterOfWorldsXII
EaterOfWorldsXII
1 year ago

Goddamn space marine duckies

seaturtle79
seaturtle79
1 year ago

This must be why I do not fall into a deep sleep any more – ever since I have had children. Aand yes, I have been called an airhead, maybe it should have been birdbrain.

Meems138
Meems138
1 year ago

However they suck at protecting themselves regardless

l17charlie
l17charlie
1 year ago

Wow! Did not know that. Cool fact!

famousevan
famousevan
1 year ago

Everyone should go, right now, and search “true facts duck”. Prepare to laugh and probably be horrified at the same time.

garden_of_steak
garden_of_steak
1 year ago

Humans do this too. Ever wonder why the first night you are in a new location it is so hard to get a good night of sleep? Turns out only half your brain sleeps at a time that first night. [https://www.popsci.com/your-brain-stays-half-awake-when-you-sleep-in-new-place/](https://www.popsci.com/your-brain-stays-half-awake-when-you-sleep-in-new-place/)

Naomitr
Naomitr
1 year ago

So do I!!!

texasrodeoguy
texasrodeoguy
1 year ago

So can my wife

Cedar_Buds
Cedar_Buds
1 year ago

We do something similar when we’re driving all the time. Our brains go on “auto pilot”. I’m not talking about self driving technology. We can drive (especially on long open roads) for miles/minutes at a time while not consciously being in control. Our eyes are open, and our body will still make the required steering adjustments to keep us in our lane, but it’s not anything like premeditated thought… and if suddenly an animal runs out in front of the car, we typically will snap out of our space trucker trance and have enough reaction time to successfully avoid making road pizza out of said critter.

Mamabat67
Mamabat67
1 year ago

Explains the way they walk!!

Azulcobalto
Azulcobalto
1 year ago

“Gotcha bitchas”

snoozatron
snoozatron
1 year ago

That duck has pizzazz.

basketcasey87
basketcasey87
1 year ago

I can’t even hear my alarm clock in the morning.

lute_hero
lute_hero
1 year ago

not sure but i feel like my cat does too. you could wave your hand at him from 6′ away and he’ll wake up after a few seconds.

Charsythe
Charsythe
1 year ago

Street smarts!

A_Rampaging_Hobo
A_Rampaging_Hobo
1 year ago

Like a Space Marine

ChknMcNublet
ChknMcNublet
1 year ago

I wish I could do that

blueflamestudio
blueflamestudio
1 year ago

So can mommas

Shenron-b_Grantin
Shenron-b_Grantin
1 year ago

That’s pretty impressive, although I’ve recently learned how to sleep with both my eyed open. God am I tired

iamdonatello
iamdonatello
1 year ago

I think I did this from ages 5-9 to make sure the boogeyman didn’t get me when I slept.

It worked

alihassan9193
alihassan9193
1 year ago

Fluffy dinosaurs.

meme_dream_surpeme
meme_dream_surpeme
1 year ago

What does our brain do? Aside from make a bunch of rediculous simulations? Like when I got sexually assaulted by Mike Tyson in a dream.

Helexia
Helexia
1 year ago

It’s weird thing to be able to do. You don’t sleep like a normal person. You’re aware of your surroundings and the passage of time but you can also dream and remember dreaming. It’s being aware of both at the same time.

space0watch
space0watch
1 year ago

Duckolphins

SolomonKhalifa
SolomonKhalifa
1 year ago

Similar phenomena occurs with humans.

roughlyaverage
roughlyaverage
1 year ago

me worrying about my puts when i sleep

archwin
archwin
1 year ago

TIL ducks are space marines

yourbestbudz
yourbestbudz
1 year ago

I’m doing the same with teleworking. Half of my brain is sleep and the other half is listening for emails and Slack alerts.

twinsocks
twinsocks
1 year ago

He seems very surprised by this news

binx1227
binx1227
1 year ago

Don’t most Aves?

AvsWon33
AvsWon33
1 year ago

Does that mean he’s like, only good at math for those 8 hours, and only good at painting for another 8 hours?

Also, when both halves are awake is the duck like “Heck yeah! I feel whole-brained today! Ima get some stuff done! Ima change my life!”

elegant_pun
elegant_pun
1 year ago

Maybe not THAT duck, but other ducks can.

donut4days
donut4days
1 year ago

Look at that STANCE though

ekwipt
ekwipt
1 year ago

pretty sure my rabbit does this, it’s like they are never asleep

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