Animals biological clock ‘TICK TOCK’ maintained by Light Colors

April 19, 2015 3:43 AM

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A new study from the University of Manchester points to animals utilizing the colors they see to actually maintain that internal clock. Obviously, animals in the wild don’t have the benefit of looking at their smartphone, or looking at the clock on the wall – but at the end of the day – the new research actually points to animals simply using the colors of light that are predominant at different points of the day – as their guiding light to tell time.

The research was published in the Open Access journal PLOS Biology. Specifically, the study looked at the way animals actually analyze the light and things that they saw, and how it related to their behavior at varying times during the day. The findings ultimately confirmed what scientists had previ...

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