Biological clocks

Biological clocks, or circadian rhythms, refer to daily cyclical variations or patterns of behavioral or physiological functions in animals and humans. Circadian rhythms are important in determining the sleeping and feeding patterns of all animals, including human beings. There are clear patterns of brain wave activity, hormone production, cell regeneration and other biological activities linked to this daily cycle. The rhythm is linked to the light-dark cycle.

People related to the topic: Biological clocks

Carl H Johnson, Ph.D.
Stevenson Chair and Professor of Biological Sciences; Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Douglas McMahon, Ph.D.
Stevenson Chair and Professor of Biological Sciences; Professor of Pharmacology

Terry L. Page, Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Sciences Emeritus; Director of the Neurosciences Program

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