Seeing the light: beneficial impacts on neuroendocrine physiology?

British Society for Neuroendocrinology Briefing 58

Dr Manuel Spitschan

In addition to seeing the colourful and detailed world around us, light profoundly impacts our brains and bodies – exposure to light in the evening and at night suppresses the production of melatonin and disrupts our circadian rhythm, which can have negative consequences on physical and mental health. To offset these adverse effects of mistimed light, daylight exposure may be beneficial.


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