Color Of Light Can Help Our Body Clocks Beat Jet Lag: Study

April 19, 2015 11:11 AM

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We know that our bodies respond to changes in the intensity of light. Now researchers at the University of Manchester have showed that the color of the light also has a major impact on animals’ behavior and physiology, and how our body’s internal clocks measure the time of the day. The discovery is particularly useful for travelers and shift workers who want to minimize jet lag.

Scientists show a neuronal mechanism on how our body clocks measure changes in the color of light that accompany dawn and dusk. Researchers led by Dr Timothy Brown discovered that during twilight, light is bluer than during the daylight hours. Findings of the study were published in the journal PLOS...

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