Measuring circadian and acute light responses in mice using wheel running activity.

Abstract

Circadian rhythms are physiological functions that cycle over a period of approximately 24 hours (circadian- circa: approximate and diem: day). They are responsible for timing our sleep/wake cycles and hormone secretion. Since this timing is not precisely 24-hours, it is synchronized to the solar day by light input. This is accomplished via photic input… (More)
DOI: 10.3791/2463

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@article{Legates2011MeasuringCA, title={Measuring circadian and acute light responses in mice using wheel running activity.}, author={Tara A Legates and Cara M. Altimus}, journal={Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE}, year={2011}, volume={48} }