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Circadian light

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Circadian Rhythms, February 2010
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (81st percentile)

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Circadian light
Published in
Journal of Circadian Rhythms, February 2010
DOI 10.1186/1740-3391-8-2
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Mark S Rea, Mariana G Figueiro, Andrew Bierman, John D Bullough


The present paper reflects a work in progress toward a definition of circadian light, one that should be informed by the thoughtful, century-old evolution of our present definition of light as a stimulus for the human visual system. This work in progress is based upon the functional relationship between optical radiation and its effects on nocturnal melatonin suppression, in large part because the basic data are available in the literature. Discussed here are the fundamental differences between responses by the visual and circadian systems to optical radiation. Brief reviews of photometry, colorimetry, and brightness perception are presented as a foundation for the discussion of circadian light. Finally, circadian light (CLA) and circadian stimulus (CS) calculation procedures based on a published mathematical model of human circadian phototransduction are presented with an example.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 3 1%
United States 3 1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
Portugal 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Other 4 1%
Unknown 274 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 58 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 57 19%
Researcher 56 19%
Student > Bachelor 20 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 17 6%
Other 62 21%
Unknown 26 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 63 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 37 13%
Design 32 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 22 7%
Psychology 21 7%
Other 76 26%
Unknown 45 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 December 2019.
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