Preliminary Method for Prospective Analysis of the Circadian Efficacy of (Day)Light with Applications to Healthcare Architecture
Recent studies have attempted to link environmental cues, such as lighting, with human performance and health, and initial findings seem to indicate a positive correlation between the two. Light is the major environmental time cue that resets the human circadian pacemaker, an endogenous clock in the hypothalamus that controls the timing of many 24-hour rhythms in physiology and behavior.
Keywords: Circadian ; daylight ; evidence-based design ; melatonin ; metrics ; health ; Short-Wavelength Light ; Bright Light ; High-Sensitivity ; Melatonin ; Humans ; Suppression ; Alertness ; Exposure ; Phase ; Validation
IES Taylor Technical Talent Award 2009
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