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Sleep‐wakefulness cycle of a guinea‐pig as a model of a biosensor

Irma D. Gvilia (Department of Neurobiology of Sleep‐Wakefulness Cycle I, Beritashvili Institute of Physiology, Georgian Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi, Georgia)
Manana Z. Kochladze (Department of Neurobiology of Sleep‐Wakefulness Cycle I, Beritashvili Institute of Physiology, Georgian Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi, Georgia)
Nato D. Darchia (Department of Neurobiology of Sleep‐Wakefulness Cycle I, Beritashvili Institute of Physiology, Georgian Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi, Georgia)
Tengiz N. Oniani (Department of Neurobiology of Sleep‐Wakefulness Cycle I, Beritashvili Institute of Physiology, Georgian Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi, Georgia)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 1 March 2000

Abstract

Considers the guinea‐pig to be a classical representative of “poor sleepers”. Introduces the sleep‐wakefulness cycle (SWC) and explains why the animal could become a multi‐component biosensor. Describes experiments and analyses the results of using popular drugs with the animal. Outlines the methods used and the results obtained; discusses them and provides an evaluation of the present series of experiments. Indicates how standard biosensors allow the measurement, imitation and modelling of complicated bioprocesses.

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Gvilia, I.D., Kochladze, M.Z., Darchia, N.D. and Oniani, T.N. (2000), "Sleep‐wakefulness cycle of a guinea‐pig as a model of a biosensor", Kybernetes, Vol. 29 No. 2, pp. 234-238. https://doi.org/10.1108/03684920010312830

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