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Non-visual effects of light on melatonin, alertness and cognitive performance : can blue-enriched light keep us alert?

Chellappa, Sarah Laxhmi and Steiner, Roland and Blattner, Peter and Oelhafen, Peter and Götz, Thomas and Cajochen, Christian. (2011) Non-visual effects of light on melatonin, alertness and cognitive performance : can blue-enriched light keep us alert? PLoS ONE, Vol. 6, H. 1 , e16429.

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Abstract

Light exposure can cascade numerous effects on the human circadian process via the non-imaging forming system, whose spectral relevance is highest in the short-wavelength range. Here we investigated if commercially available compact fluorescent lamps with different colour temperatures can impact on alertness and cognitive performance.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Psychiatrie (Klinik) > Erwachsenenpsychiatrie UPK > Klinische Stress- und Traumaforschung (Holsboer-Trachsler)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Psychiatrie (Klinik) > Erwachsenenpsychiatrie UPK > Klinische Stress- und Traumaforschung (Holsboer-Trachsler)
UniBasel Contributors:Cajochen, Christian
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Public Library of Science
e-ISSN:1932-6203
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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