Light as a Modulator of Cognitive Brain Function.
Gilles Vandewalle, PhD
Humans are a diurnal species usually exposed to light while engaged in cognitive tasks. Light not only guides performance on these tasks through vision but also exerts non-visual effects that are mediated in part by recently discovered retinal ganglion cells maximally sensitive to blue light.
Chronic stimulation of the vpac2 receptor in-vivo lengthens circadian period
Harry Pantazopoulos, PhD
A number of studies have found that people with depression or bipolar disorder have abnormal circadian rhythms, illustrating a relationship between the sleep/wake cycle and mood.
Controlled patterns of daytime light exposure improve circadian adjustment in simulated night work.
Marie Dumont, PhD
Circadian misalignment between the endogenous circadian signal and the imposed rest-activity cycle is one of the main sources of sleep and health troubles in night shift workers.
Mechanisms Associated With Vulnerability to Cognitive Impairment Due to Sleep Loss
Derk-Jan Dijk, PhD
The effects of sleep loss on cognitive and behavioral ...
- Assessment and Diagnosis
- Circadian Rhythm Disorders
- Comorbid Conditions
- Dreaming and Parasomnias
- Neurologic and Psychiatric Disorders
- Nonpharmacologic Treatment
- Public Policy and Health
- Restless Legs Syndrome
- Scientific Perspectives
- Sleep Deprivation
- Sleep Physiology
- Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders
- Special Patient Populations
Professor of Sleep and Physiology
Surrey Sleep Research Centre
University of Surrey
Guildford, United Kingdom
Continuing Education Activities
Professor of Neurology, Neurobiology,
Northwestern University Feinberg School
Sleep Disorders Center
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
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The effect of sleep restriction on snacking behaviour during a week of simulated shiftwork
Accid Anal Prev. 2012...
Complex interaction of circadian and non-circadian effects of light on mood: Shedding new light on an old story
Department of Biological Rhythms,...
Sleep problems, depression, substance use, social bonding, and quality of life in professional firefighters.
School of Nursing, University at...
Benefits of napping on night shifts.
Faculty of nursing, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada....