The past decades have generated compelling laboratory evidence showing that light exposure profoundly impacts on human circadian physiology through a pathway connecting a subset of ganglion cells in the retina to the hypothalamus. While these laboratory studies generally demonstrate the biological capacity of non-visual photoreceptive pathways to respond to light, the significance and relevance of light exposure in the real world does not immediately follow from "biological capacity" studies. One key component for understanding the impact of light exposure in the real world is measuring patterns of light exposure. In the past years, wearable light loggers have become available to accomplish this task. In this webinar hosted by the Color Technical Group, Manuel Spitschan will review new developments in this area and discuss challenges and research gaps that need to be addressed.
Subject Matter Level: Introductory - Assumes little previous knowledge of the topic
What You Will Learn:
• Approaches to measuring light exposure in the real world
• Challenges for measuring light exposure
Who Should Attend:
• Vision scientists, psychologists, neuroscientists and lighting scientists at all career levels
• Professionals and practitioners in other fields interested in light exposure