News tagged with lighting conditions

More than meets the eye to staying awake, alert

Think twice before falling asleep alongside the glare of your computer and TV screens: exposure to dim light from ordinary room lights, computer screens and other electronic devices late at night may be interfering with our ...

May 13, 2010
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Why don't robins get fat?

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research by the School of Biosciences is shedding light on the reasons why the European robin doesn’t get fat -even though they are feeding for much longer.

Dec 21, 2009
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Study shines light on night-time alertness

The circadian system is not the only pathway involved in determining alertness at night. Research described in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience showed that red light, which does not stimulate the circadian system ...

Aug 26, 2009
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A human failure, seen at face value

(PhysOrg.com) -- Humans excel at recognizing faces, but how we do this has been an abiding mystery in neuroscience and psychology. In an effort to explain our success in this area, researchers are taking a ...

Mar 13, 2009
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