Research into circadian rhythms

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  • Created on: 17-05-18 20:51

Circadian rhythms: a type of biological rhythm based on a 24 hour cycle which regulates a number of body processes, for example, the sleep-wake cycle and changes in body temperature

Michael Siffre's cave study (1962)

  • Hid in a dark cave for two months with no clock or reference to time
  • Siffre's sleep-wake cycle settled to one that was around 25 hours and he fell asleep and woke up on a regular schedule
  • Conclusion: even without natural light, our sleep-wake cycle is…


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