Light and the human circadian clock.

  title={Light and the human circadian clock.},
  author={Till Roenneberg and Thomas Kantermann and Myriam Juda and C{\'e}line Vetter and Karla Viviani Allebrandt},
  journal={Handbook of experimental pharmacology},
The circadian clock can only reliably fulfil its function if it is stably entrained. Most clocks use the light-dark cycle as environmental signal (zeitgeber) for this active synchronisation. How we think about clock function and entrainment has been strongly influenced by the early concepts of the field's pioneers, and the astonishing finding that circadian rhythms continue a self-sustained oscillation in constant conditions has become central to our understanding of entrainment.Here, we argue… CONTINUE READING
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