Plasticity of the Intrinsic Period of the Human Circadian Timing System

@article{Scheer2007PlasticityOT,
  title={Plasticity of the Intrinsic Period of the Human Circadian Timing System},
  author={Frank A J L Scheer and Kenneth P. Wright and Richard E. Kronauer and Charles A. Czeisler},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2007},
  volume={2},
  pages={195 - 204}
}
Human expeditions to Mars will require adaptation to the 24.65-h Martian solar day-night cycle (sol), which is outside the range of entrainment of the human circadian pacemaker under lighting intensities to which astronauts are typically exposed. Failure to entrain the circadian time-keeping system to the desired rest-activity cycle disturbs sleep and impairs cognitive function. Furthermore, differences between the intrinsic circadian period and Earth's 24-h light-dark cycle underlie human… CONTINUE READING
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