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Feedback on Scrapbook about circadian clocks
« on: 29/04/2012 11:25:02 »
Bonnie Dixon  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Nice video, but it didn't mention the fastest way to reset the circadian rhythm, by fasting for 16 hours and then eating breakfast:

This works because the circadian rhythm is only set by light in well fed animals. In a hungry animal, the timing of food availability is a more important zeitgeber (time cue). And the food-entrainable clock in our brains can be reset a lot faster than the light-entrainable clock.

What do you think?
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