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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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16 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
55 tweeters
facebook
7 Facebook pages
video
5 video uploaders

Citations

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57 Dimensions

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149 Mendeley
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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%
Canada 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 141 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 25 17%
Student > Master 22 15%
Student > Bachelor 21 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 11%
Other 14 9%
Other 31 21%
Unknown 19 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 27 18%
Psychology 22 15%
Environmental Science 11 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 6%
Other 45 30%
Unknown 25 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 186. 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 29 October 2021.
All research outputs
#136,139
of 19,541,023 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Health
#52
of 1,386 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#551
of 135,769 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Health
#1
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