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Age-Related Changes in Circadian Rhythms During Adulthood

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  • Human Health Sciences :: Neurology [D14]
  • Sciences De La Santé Humaine :: Neurologie [D14]
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  • Psychology

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Age-Related Changes in Circadian Rhythms During Adulthood This article was originally published in the Encyclopedia of Sleep published by Elsevier, and the attached copy is provided by Elsevier for the author's benefit and for the benefit of the author's institution, for non-commercial research and educational use including without limitation use in instruction at your institution, sending it to specific colleagues who you know, and providing a copy to your institution’s administrator. All other uses, reproduction and distribution, including without limitation commercial reprints, selling or licensing copies or access, or posting on open internet sites, your personal or institution’s website or repository, are prohibited. For exceptions, permission may be sought for such use through Elsevier's permissions site at: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/permissionusematerial Daneault V., Vandewalle G., Najjar R.P., Mongrain V., Dumont M., Hébert M., and Carrier J. (2013) Age-Related Changes in Circadian Rhythms During Adulthood. In: Kushida C. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Sleep, vol. 3, pp. 113-117. Waltham, MA: Academic Press. © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. th Sac de itut , Sa Sac C, acre signals reach the suprachiasmatic nuclei directly through the retinohypothalamic tract. Rods, cones, and recently discovered melanopsin-expressing intrinsically circadian rhythms are also characterized by their amplitude, which is half the difference between the minimum and the maximum values of the function Author's personal copy ncyclopedia of Sleep, (2013), vol. 3, pp. 113-117 photosensitive retinal ganglion cells are needed for a proper entrainment. Main output markers of the circadian timing system in humans: Circadian rhythms are endogenous variations in psychological or physiological functions over a per

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