research data . Dataset . 2019

Living in Biological Darkness: Objective Sleepiness and the Pupillary Light Responses Are Affected by Different Metameric Lighting Conditions during Daytime

Zeeuw, Jan De; Papakonstantinou, Alexandra; Nowozin, Claudia; Stotz, Sophia; Zaleska, Mandy; Hädel, Sven; Bes, Frederik; Münch, Mirjam; Kunz, Dieter;
  • Published: 04 Jun 2019
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
Nighttime melatonin suppression is the most commonly used method to indirectly quantify acute nonvisual light effects. Since light is the principal zeitgeber in humans, there is a need to assess its strength during daytime as well. This is especially important since humans evolved under natural daylight but now often spend their time indoors under artificial light, resulting in a different quality and quantity of light. We tested whether the pupillary light response (PLR) could be used as a marker for nonvi
Subjects
free text keywords: 110306 Endocrinology, 69999 Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified, Neuroscience
Abstract
Nighttime melatonin suppression is the most commonly used method to indirectly quantify acute nonvisual light effects. Since light is the principal zeitgeber in humans, there is a need to assess its strength during daytime as well. This is especially important since humans evolved under natural daylight but now often spend their time indoors under artificial light, resulting in a different quality and quantity of light. We tested whether the pupillary light response (PLR) could be used as a marker for nonvi
Subjects
free text keywords: 110306 Endocrinology, 69999 Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified, Neuroscience
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