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Effect of sunlight exposure on cognitive function among depressed and non-depressed participants: a REGARDS cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Health, July 2009
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
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29 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
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70 X users
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8 Facebook pages
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16 YouTube creators

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Title
Effect of sunlight exposure on cognitive function among depressed and non-depressed participants: a REGARDS cross-sectional study
Published in
Environmental Health, July 2009
DOI 10.1186/1476-069x-8-34
Pubmed ID
Authors

Shia T Kent, Leslie A McClure, William L Crosson, Donna K Arnett, Virginia G Wadley, Nalini Sathiakumar

Abstract

Possible physiological causes for the effect of sunlight on mood are through the suprachiasmatic nuclei and evidenced by serotonin and melatonin regulation and its associations with depression. Cognitive function involved in these same pathways may potentially be affected by sunlight exposure. We evaluated whether the amount of sunlight exposure (i.e. insolation) affects cognitive function and examined the effect of season on this relationship.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 204 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 28 13%
Student > Master 28 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 11%
Student > Bachelor 24 11%
Other 14 7%
Other 33 16%
Unknown 61 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 33 16%
Psychology 23 11%
Environmental Science 12 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 5%
Engineering 10 5%
Other 53 25%
Unknown 70 33%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 287. 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 31 December 2023.
All research outputs
#122,880
of 25,373,627 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Health
#52
of 1,601 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#251
of 122,282 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Health
#2
of 5 outputs
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