Overall Goals and Objectives:
1) Develop an understanding of light as a therapeutic agent and its use in clinical and nonclinical applications
2) Learn the anatomy and physiology of the newly discovered human circadian photosensory system
3) Understand the potential role of this sensory system in the use of phototherapy for treating fall and winter depression
4) Understand the potential role of this sensory system in treating sleep and circadian disruption in astronauts
The streaming video presentation is in QuickTime format, and lasts approximately 1 hour.
Recommended CitationBrainard, George C., "Light and health: Effects of wavelength on human biology, behavior and therapeutic responses" (2006). Integrative Medicine Lectures, Presentations & Grand Rounds. Presentation 5.