Using light to tell the time of day: sensory coding in the mammalian circadian visual network

@inproceedings{Brown2016UsingLT,
  title={Using light to tell the time of day: sensory coding in the mammalian circadian visual network},
  author={Timothy M Brown},
  booktitle={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2016}
}
Circadian clocks are a near-ubiquitous feature of biology, allowing organisms to optimise their physiology to make the most efficient use of resources and adjust behaviour to maximise survival over the solar day. To fulfil this role, circadian clocks require information about time in the external world. This is most reliably obtained by measuring the pronounced changes in illumination associated with the earth's rotation. In mammals, these changes are exclusively detected in the retina and are… CONTINUE READING
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