PSYA3 Biological Rhythms Revision

Summary sheet of studies and info on biological rhythms

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The Search for the
Body Clock
ENDOGENOUS PACEMAKER
­ INTERNAL BIOLOGICAL
CLOCK.
EXOGENOUS ZEITGEBER ­ EXTERNAL CUES E.G. SEASONAL CHANGES.
ULTRADIAN RHYTHMS ­ OCCUR MORE THAN ONCE A DAY, E.G. EATING.
CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS ­ OCCUR ONCE A DAY, E.G. CLEEP WAKE CYCLE.
INFRADIAN RHYTHMS ­ OCCUR LESS THAN DAILY, MORE THAN YEARLY E.G. MENSTRUAL CYCLE.

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