Horacio de la Iglesia, PhD
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.