Wakefulness is a daily recurring brain state and state of consciousness in which an individual is conscious and engages in coherent cognitive and behavioral responses to the external world. Being awake is the opposite of the state of being asleep in which most external inputs to the brain are excluded from neural processing; the longer the brain has been awake, the greater the synchronous firing rates of cerebral cortex neurons. After sustained periods of sleep, both the speed and synchronicity of the neurons firing are shown to decrease. Another effect of wakefulness is the reduction of glycogen held in the astrocytes, which supply energy to the neurons. Studies have shown that one of sleep's underlying functions is to replenish this glycogen energy source. Wakefulness is produced by a complex interaction between multiple neurotransmitter systems arising in the brainstem and ascending through the midbrain, hypothalamus and basal forebrain; the posterior hypothalamus plays a key role in the maintenance of the cortical activation that underlies wakefulness.
Several systems originating in this part of the brain control the shift from wakefulness into sleep and sleep into wakefulness. Histamine neurons in the tuberomammillary nucleus and nearby adjacent posterior hypothalamus project to the entire brain and are the most wake-selective system so far identified in the brain. Another key system is; these exist in areas adjacent to histamine neurons and like them project to most brain areas and associate with arousal. Orexin deficiency has been identified as responsible for narcolepsy. Research suggests that orexin and histamine neurons play distinct, but complementary roles in controlling wakefulness with orexin being more involved with wakeful behavior and histamine with cognition and activation of cortical EEG, it has been suggested the fetus is not awake, with wakefulness occurring in the newborn due to the stress of being born and the associated activation of the locus coeruleus. Dream argument High-conductance state Lucid dreaming Sleepwalking Eugeroic
Waupun is a town in Fond du Lac County, United States. The population was 1,385 at the 2000 census; the town abuts the city of Waupun. The unincorporated community of Ladoga is located in the town. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.0 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,385 people, 472 households, 407 families living in the town; the population density was 39.6 people per square mile. There were 495 housing units at an average density of 14.2/sq mi. The racial makeup of the town was 98.19% White, 0.22% African American, 0.22% Asian, 1.01% from other races, 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population. There were 472 households out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.1% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 13.6% were non-families. 11.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.18. In the town, the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.5 males. The median income for a household in the town was $55,071, the median income for a family was $56,926. Males had a median income of $36,094 versus $23,313 for females; the per capita income for the town was $20,641. About 2.2% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.0% of those under the age of 18 and 7.5% of those 65 and older. Frank L. Bacon, farmer and politician, lived in the town. Wolcott Turner Brooks and politician, lived in the town. Town of Waupun, Wisconsin
Allocrangonyx is a genus of troglobitic amphipod crustaceans from the South Central United States. The two species are both listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List; the animals are unpigmented. During the male's development, the outer ramus of the third uropod differentiates into secondary segments and grows to a length greater than the animal's body length. A. pellucidus, the "Oklahoma cave amphipod", is known from caves and springs in the Arbuckle Mountains of Johnston and Pontotoc counties, Oklahoma. The largest males reach 21.75 mm long, while females reach 18 mm. A. hubrichti, the "Central Missouri cave amphipod" or "Hubricht's long-tailed amphipod", was thought for many years to be endemic to the state of Missouri, but specimens were discovered in 1996, 283 km away, in a water well near Romance, White County, Arkansas. While the well is drilled into Pennsylvanian age sandstone, all previous records have been from Ordovician limestones and dolomites
Lo Mejor de Marta Sánchez is the second compilation album released by the Spanish singer Marta Sánchez. Was released on 1 March 2005; the album included three new tracks: "Sepárate", "Caradura" and "Profundo Valor", which were promoted as singles. The singer included on this album a reworked version of her hit-single "Soldados del Amor" recorded with her group Olé Olé. Sepárate — 3:08 Profundo Valor — 3:35 Caradura — 3:08 Despesperada 2004 — 3:39 Soldados del Amor 2004 — 4:52 Soy Yo (From the album Soy Yo — 4:00 Sigo Intentando — 3:57 No Te Quiero Más — 4:13 Desconocida — 4:38 Quiero Más de Ti — 3:26 Y Sin Embargo Te Quiero — 4:31 Moja mi corazón — 4:56 Amor Perdido — 4:11 La Belleza — 3:32 Arena y Sol — 3:16 Dime la Verdad — 4:09 De Mujer a Mujer — 4:31
Luca Damiano is an Italian film director. Born in Rome, Lo Cascio started his career as the assistant director of Fernando Di Leo in all the films he directed between 1967 and 1974. In 1974 he made his directorial debut with the parody film Piedino il questurino starring Franco Franchi. After having directed a number of comedies and the supernatural thriller Un urlo dalle tenebre, in 1976 Lo Cascio withdrew from directing to focus on his distribution company "Patrizia Cinematografica" he founded together with Diego Spadaro. In 1984, he adopted his stage name Luca Damiano and directed and produced numerous pornographic films. 2000 FICEB Ninfa Award winner - Lifetime Achievement Award 2001 FICEB Ninfa Award winner - Special Jury Award Piedino il questurino Un urlo dalle tenebre Ah sì? E io lo dico a Zzzzorro! Sesso allo specchio Erotic Adventures of Red Riding Hood La Signora dell'Oriente Express Il Marchese de Sade - Oltre ogni perversione Ladri gentiluomini - Donne, gioielli... E culi belli The Erotic Adventures of Marco Polo The Erotic Adventures of Aladdin X Hamlet: For the Love of Ophelia Snow White & 7 Dwarfs War Games Napoleon Orient Express The Princess, the Bodyguard and the Stripper C'era una volta il... bordello Rock Erotic Picture Show Don Juan Paolina Borghese ninfomane imperiale Snow White...
BPitch Control is a German techno record label founded in 1999 in Berlin by DJ and producer Ellen Allien. In 1992 she became resident DJ at the legendary Tresor club in Berlin's Potsdamer Platz. At around the same time, she started her own show on the Berlin radio station Kiss-FM and created her own record label, calling them both Braincandy, before setting Bpitch Control up in 1999; the label has since launched the careers of popular artists, such as Modeselektor, Paul Kalkbrenner and Apparat. Various Berlin 2000 Ellen Allien Stadtkind Various Flieg Mit Ellen Allien Various Berlin 2001 Various Ellen Allien - Weiss. Mix Various 2002 Gemeinsam Ellen Allien Berlinette Sascha Funke Bravo Various Ellen Allien - My Parade Kiki Run With Me Sylvie Marks & Hal9000 Krazeee Various Camping Ellen Allien Thrills Modeselektor Hello Mom! Various Camping 2 Various Boogybytes Vol. 1 - Mixed by Kiki Ellen Allien & Apparat Orchestra Of Bubbles Various Boogbytes Vol. 2 - Mixed by Sascha Funke Various Camping 3 Various Boogybytes Vol. 3 - Mixed by Modeselektor Modeselektor Happy Birthday!