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Smart Spaces: The importance of light on cognition

Studies have shown that light elicits robust non-visual effects on numerous physiological and behavioural variables. It specifically affects our circadian clock, which affects cognitive performance, depending on properties such as dose, duration, timing, and wavelength.

Further research has shown that light can optimise brain function during specific cognitive tasks, especially in tasks of sustained attention.

In this discussion we address two main thematics: how light impinges on cognition via consolidation of human sleep-wake cycles; and how light directly impacts on sleep and cognition, in particular in tasks of sustained attention.

 

Join us at THECUBE on the 14th April at 7pm to hear more and discuss further