Ocular Lighting Effects on Human Physiology and Behaviour

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20377921
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleCIE Publication; Volume 158
Physical description54 p.
Subjectlight, health, physiology, mood, behaviour, photobiology, circadian rhythms, melatonin, cortisol, lighting recommendations; Lighting and health
AbstractThe nonvisual biological and behavioural effects of light in animals and humans are mediated by specific neuroanatomical pathways. Controlled empirical studies have shown that light can be used to treat some clinical disorders and may have broader, nonclinical applications for problems of shift work and jet lag. Studies are testing how lighting may be incorporated into architectural designs that are optimal for vision as well as physiological and behavioural stimulation.
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PublisherVienna, Austraia : CIE
PlaceVienna, Austraia : CIE
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteVeitch, J.A., van den Beld, G., Brainard, G., Roberts, J.E., committee members
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number46975
NPARC number20377921
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