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dc.contributor.authorMünch, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorWirz-Justice, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrown, SAen_US
dc.contributor.authorKantermann, Ten_US
dc.contributor.authorMartiny, Ken_US
dc.contributor.authorStefani, Oen_US
dc.contributor.authorVetter, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorWright Jr, KPen_US
dc.contributor.authorWulff, Ken_US
dc.contributor.authorSkene, DJen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-06T02:52:18Z
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-06T03:06:29Z
dc.date.available2020en_US
dc.date.available2020-03-06T02:52:18Z
dc.date.available2020-03-06T03:06:29Z
dc.date.issued2020en_US
dc.identifierhttps://www.mdpi.com/2624-5175/2/1/8en_US
dc.identifier1en_US
dc.identifier.citationClocks & Sleep, 2020, 2 pp. 61 - 85en_US
dc.identifier.issn2624-5175en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/15255
dc.description.abstractDaylight stems solely from direct, scattered and reflected sunlight, and undergoes dynamic changes in irradiance and spectral power composition due to latitude, time of day, time of year and the nature of the physical environment (reflections, buildings and vegetation). Humans and their ancestors evolved under these natural day/night cycles over millions of years. Electric light, a relatively recent invention, interacts and competes with the natural light–dark cycle to impact human biology. What are the consequences of living in industrialised urban areas with much less daylight and more use of electric light, throughout the day (and at night), on general health and quality of life[1, 2]? In this workshop report, we have classified key gaps of knowledge in daylight research into three main groups: (I) uncertainty as to daylight quantity and quality needed for “optimal” physiological and psychological functioning, (II) lack of consensus on practical measurement and assessment methods and tools for monitoring real (day) light exposure across multiple time scales, and (III) insufficient integration and exchange of daylight knowledge bases from different disciplines. Crucial short and long-term objectives to fill these gaps are proposed.en_US
dc.format.extent61 - 85en_US
dc.rights© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.titleThe role of daylight for humans: Gaps in current knowledgeen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.citation.volume2en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/clockssleep2010008en_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.identifier.elements-id430706
dc.relation.isPartOfClocks & Sleepen_US
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Health
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Health/Sleep/Wake Research Centre
dc.identifier.harvestedMassey_Dark
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.mdpi.com/2624-5175/2/1/8en_US


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