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The influence of daylight and artificial light on diurnal and seasonal variations in humans - a bibliography

Rikard Küller
Publication CIE 139-2001
ISBN 3 901 906 04 5
(This information was compiled from original sources of CIE for the use in Cyberlux. The complete report is published by CIE. Please give all references to the original source.)
In recent years, the study of the psychobiological effects of light has come forth as an important subfield of lighting research. This final report of TC 6-16 consists of an alphabetically ordered bibliography with 1100 entries and a basic list of 120 key words. The bibliography deals with the impact of light, both natural and artificial, upon the biological clock. The effects cited include physiological variations between day and night, during the menstrual cycle, and during the different seasons of the year. Also included are psychological variations in emotional tone and alertness, as well as pre-menstrual tension and seasonal affective disorder.

The selection of references has been restricted almost exclusively to research on humans. The bibliography covers the following topics: The biological clock; Melatonin and cortisol; Shift work and jet lag; Seasonality in hormones; Seasonal affective disorder; Light therapy; Other kinds of seasonality; Premenstrual syndrome; Windowless environments; Lighting characteristics; Individual and group differences; Confounding factors.

The printed Bibliography consists of 68 pages. Alternatively to the printed list, the data are also available as a database on disk, in Microsoft Access 97 format.

The main topics of the Technical Report are:

THE BIOLOGICAL CLOCK
MELATONIN AND CORTISOL
SHIFT WORK AND JET LAG
SEASONALITY IN HORMONES
SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER
LIGHT THERAPY
OTHER KINDS OF SEASONALITY
PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME
WINDOWLESS ENVIRONMENTS
LIGHTING CHARACTERISTICS
INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP DIFFERENCES
CONFOUNDING FACTORS
CONCLUDING REMARKS

The information compiled, edited and commented in the report is the result from 1100 entries. To judge the emphasis following list of basic keywords may be helpful (The figures indicate the number of entries for each keyword):

accident(s) 13
ACTH (adrenocorticotrophic hormone) 25
activity 59
age 56, infant(s) 16, child(ren) 38,
adolescent(s) 67, adult(s) 357, elderly 46, aged 146
alertness (vigilance) 112
Alzheimer’s disease 8
anorexia 12
appetite 75
arctic 25
artificial light 35
behavior, behaviour 62
bipolar disorder 74
birth rate(s) 19
blindness 41
blue light 8
body growth 27
body temperature 169
bright light 322
bulimia 16
circadian rhythm(s) 661
circadian type(s) 33
circannual rhythm(s) 145
climate 30
color blindness, colour blindness 2
color temperature, colour temperature 5
constant routine(s) 46
cortisol 140
darkness 65
dawn simulation 12
daylight 104
depression 287
dim light 132
diurnal 46
dose-response 20
dusk simulation 1
ECG (electrocardiogram, EKG) 15
EEG (electroencephalogram) 116
entrainment 150
fluorescent lamp(s) 29
free-running 50
gender 61, female(s) 117, male(s) 71
GH (growth hormone) 18
green light 9
health 41
heart rate 27
illuminance 223
immuno defence 14
incandescent lamp(s) 4
infrared radiation 5
insomnia 43
isolation 42
jet lag 47
latitude(s) 20
light box(es) 13
light-dark cycle(s) (photoperiod) 136
light exposure (photic stimulation) 58
lighting 76
light sensitivity 20
light therapy (phototherapy) 368
light visor(s) 12
luminance 8
lunar rhythm(s) 6
melatonin 309
menstrual cycle(s) 50
mental health 9
mood 208
moonlight 3
mortality 9
napping 17
night work 63
nocturnal 53
non-visual 18
ocular hazard(s) 10
performance 97
phase shift(s) 239
pineal gland 63
placebo 62
premenstrual syndrome, (also) PMS 45
red light 26
region(s) 148, (also country, state or city, e.g.) Sweden, California, Paris
reproduction 27
review 75
SCN (suprachiasmatic nucleus) 26
seasonal affective disorder, (also) SAD 380
season(s) 192


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