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Table of Contents: August 2008

The bird in the mirror. This magpie has been given a red mark that the bird cannot see directly but is visible in the mirror. An increase in actions toward the part of the body with the mark, and other self-directed behaviors, indicate self-recognition. The magpie is shown using its beak in a self-directed but not mark-related action (see Prior et al., e202).

Image Credit: Illustration by Oliver Wrobel

Essays

Is Sleep Essential?

Chiara Cirelli, Giulio Tononi

Unsolved Mysteries

Where Does Bluetongue Virus Sleep in the Winter?

Anthony Wilson, Karin Darpel, Philip Scott Mellor

Book Reviews/Science in the Media

Community Pages

Research Articles

Mirror-Induced Behavior in the Magpie (Pica pica): Evidence of Self-Recognition

Helmut Prior, Ariane Schwarz, Onur Güntürkün

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Corrections

Correction: Human and Drosophila Cryptochromes Are Light Activated by Flavin Photoreduction in Living Cells

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