Light as a central modulator of circadian rhythms, sleep and affect

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Light has profoundly influenced the evolution of life on earth. As widely appreciated, light enables us to generate images of our environment. However, light — through intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) — also influences behaviours that are essential for our health and quality of life but are independent of image formation. These… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nrn3743

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@article{Legates2014LightAA, title={Light as a central modulator of circadian rhythms, sleep and affect}, author={Tara A Legates and Diego Cabrera Fernandez and Samer S Hattar}, journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience}, year={2014}, volume={15}, pages={443-454} }