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Changes of Sleep States and Physiological Activities Across the First Year of Life

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From at least the newborn onwards, infants spend a large part of time in a few, easily detectable different behavioural states (Wolff, 1987), which are expressions of the coordinating capacities of the brain (Prechtl, 1974). It was often remarked that behavioural states are important for transactions with the environment.

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Heart Rate Variability Slow Wave Sleep Behavioural State Sleep State NREM Sleep 
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