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Measuring and using light in the melanopsin age

Lucas, RJ, Brown, TM, Peirson, SN, Berson, DM, Cooper, HM, Czeisler, CA, Lockley, SW, Figueiro, MG, Gamlin, PD, O'Hagan, JB, Price, LLA, Provencio, I, Skene, DJ and Brainard, GC (2013) Measuring and using light in the melanopsin age Trends in Neurosciences.

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Abstract

Light is a potent stimulus for regulating circadian, hormonal, and behavioral systems. In addition, light therapy is effective for certain affective disorders, sleep problems, and circadian rhythm disruption. These biological and behavioral effects of light are influenced by a distinct photoreceptor in the eye, melanopsin-containing intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs), in addition to conventional rods and cones. We summarize the neurophysiology of this newly described sensory pathway and consider implications for the measurement, production, and application of light. A new light-measurement strategy taking account of the complex photoreceptive inputs to these non-visual responses is proposed for use by researchers, and simple suggestions for artificial/architectural lighting are provided for regulatory authorities, lighting manufacturers, designers, and engineers. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Biosciences and Medicine > Department of Microbial and Cellular Sciences
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Lucas, RJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Brown, TMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Peirson, SNUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Berson, DMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cooper, HMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Czeisler, CAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lockley, SWUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Figueiro, MGUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gamlin, PDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
O'Hagan, JBUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Price, LLAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Provencio, IUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Skene, DJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Brainard, GCUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2013
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.tins.2013.10.004
Additional Information : This is an open access article.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 Jan 2015 10:47
Last Modified : 17 Jan 2015 14:37
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/805032

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