Intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRCs) directly transduce information of environmental light intensity from the retina to downstream in the brain. This can have numerous physiological and behavioural effects that can extend beyond exposure to light, for example on sleep patterns. Wisse van der Meijden investigates individual differences in these effects, comparing 'early birds' to 'night owls'.
W.P. van der Meijden: Left in the Dark: Wavelength-dependent Post-illumination Effects on Human Physiology and Behavior.
Prof. E.J.W. van Someren (VU)
Prof. P. Bourgin (Université de Strasbourg)
Prof. C. Cajochen (Universität Basel)
Dr A. Kalsbeek
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