Possible behavioral consequences of light-induced changes in melatonin availability.

Abstract

Melatonin is a hormone secreted at night, in the dark, by the human pineal organ. This nocturnal release of melatonin, in humans and other species, is rapidly suppressed by exposure to sufficiently bright light. In humans, the function, if any, of this circadian pattern of melatonin release has not been determined. In fact, no function has been definitively… (More)

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@article{Lieberman1985PossibleBC, title={Possible behavioral consequences of light-induced changes in melatonin availability.}, author={Henry Lieberman and G S Garfield and Felix Waldhauser and H. J. Lynch and Richard J. Wurtman}, journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences}, year={1985}, volume={453}, pages={242-52} }