Events / How the Moon Keeps Us Awake, Horacio de la Iglesia, PhD (University of Washington)

How the Moon Keeps Us Awake, Horacio de la Iglesia, PhD (University of Washington)

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
McDonnell Medical Sciences Building, Room 928, 4565 McKinley Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110
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horacio de la iglesiaHoracio de la Iglesia, PhD
Professor
Department of Biology
University of Washington

Hosted by: Paul Taghert

This event is presented in-person and via Zoom.
Webinar link: https://wustl.zoom.us/j/95150989010

Throughout evolution and history, humans have progressively isolated themselves from natural cycles through built environments that isolate them from the external environment. Key to this isolation is our ability to manipulate artificial light and extend our activity into the nighttime. Recent studies from our laboratory suggest that moonlight not only had a similar effect on activity in ancestral times but also that the phases of the moon continue to shape our daily sleep in highly urbanized communities.