The Neurobiology of Circadian Timing

Edited by

  • A. Kalsbeek, The Netherlands Institute for Brain Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Martha Merrow
  • Till Roenneberg, Professor of Chronobiology, Centre for Chronobiology, Institute for Medical Psychology Medical Faculty, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
  • Russell G. Foster

Leading authors review the state-of-the-art in their field of investigation, and provide their views and perspectives for future research
Chapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with a comprehensive list of resources on the topics covered
All chapters include comprehensive background information and are written in a clear form that is also accessible to the non-specialist
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Neuroscientists, psychologists, neurologists


Book information

  • Published: August 2012
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-59427-3


"Neurological scientists and other researchers from a wide range of biomedical specialties review current research into the neurological dimensions of animals' sense of time."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013

Table of Contents

  1. How Rod, Cone and Melanopsin Photoreceptors Come Together to Enlighten the Mammalian Circadian Clock
  2. Robert J Lucas, Gurprit S Lall, Annette E Allen and Timothy M Brown

  3. Melanopsin Phototransduction: Slowly Emerging from the Dark
  4. Steven Hughes, Mark W. Hankins, Russell G. Foster and Stuart N. Peirson

  5. Circadian Clocks: Lessons From Fish
  6. M. Laura Idda, Cristiano Bertolucci, Daniela Vallone, Yoav Gothilf, Francisco Javier Sánchez-Vázquez and Nicholas S. Foulkes

  7. Two Clocks in the Brain - An Update of the Morning and Evening Oscillator Model in Drosophila
  8. Taishi Yoshii, Dirk Rieger and Charlotte Helfrich-Förster

  9. Circadian System from Conception Till Adulthood
  10. Alena Sumova, Martin Sladek, Lenka Polidarova, Marta Novakova and Pavel Houdek

  11. When does it start Ticking? Ontogenetic Development of the Mammalian Circadian System
  12. Elmar Christ, Horst-Werner Korf and Charlotte von Gall

  13. The Circadian Output Signals from the Suprachiasmatic Nuclei
  14. Jia-Da Li, Wang-Ping Hu and Qun-Yong Zhou

  15. Suprachiasmatic Nucleus: Cellular Clocks and Networks
  16. Sato Honma, Daisuke Ono, Yohko Suzuki, Natsuko Inagaki, Tomoko Yoshikawa, Wataru Nakamura and Ken-ichi Honma

  17. Dynamic Neuronal Network Organization of the Circadian Clock, and Possible Deterioration in Disease
  18. Johanna H. Meijer, Christopher S. Colwell, Jos H.T. Rohling, Thijs Houben and Stephan Michel

  19. Interaction of Central and Peripheral Clocks in Physiological Regulation
  20. Johanna L. Barclay, Anthony H. Tsang and Henrik Oster

  21. Circadian Rhythms in White Adipose Tissue
  22. R. van der Spek, F. Kreier, E. Fliers and A. Kalsbeek

  23. Circadian Modulation of Sleep in Rodents
  24. Roman Yasenkov and Tom Deboer

  25. Local Aspects of Sleep: Observations from Intracerebral Recordings in Humans
  26. Lino Nobili, Luigi De Gennaro, Paola Proserpio, Fabio Moroni, Simone Sarasso, Andrea Pigorini, Fabrizio De Carli and Michele Ferrara

  27. The Circadian Clock Component PERIOD2: From Molecular to Cerebral Functions
  28. Jürgen A. Ripperger and Urs Albrecht

  29. Generation of Mouse Mutants as Tools in Dissecting the Molecular Clock
  30. Sneha N. Anand, Jessica K. Edwards and Patrick M. Nolan

  31. In Search of a Temporal Niche: Social Interactions
  32. Alexandra Castillo-Ruiz, Matthew J. Paul and William J. Schwartz

  33. In Search of a Temporal Niche: Environmental Factors
  34. Roelof A. Hut, Noga Kronfeld-Schor, Vincent Van der Vinne and Horacio De la Iglesia

  35. Feedback Actions of Locomotor Activity to The Circadian Clock
  36. Alun T.L. Hughes and Hugh D. Piggins

  37. The Impact of The Circadian Timing System on Cardiovascular and Metabolic Function
  38. Christopher J. Morris, Jessica N. Yang and Frank A.J.L. Scheer

  39. Nutrition and The Circadian Timing System
  40. D.J. Stenvers, C.F. Jonkers, E. Fliers, P.H.L.T. Bisschop and A. Kalsbeek

  41. Managing Neurobehavioral Capability when Social Expediency Trumps Biological Imperatives
  42. Andrea M. Spaeth, Namni Goel and David F. Dinges

  43. Noisy and Individual, but Doable: Shift-Work Research in Humans
  44. Thomas Kantermann, Sophie M.T. Wehrens, Melissa A. Ulhôa, Claudia Moreno and Debra J. Skene

  45. The Evolutionary Physiology of Photoperiodism in Vertebrates
  46. David Hazlerigg

  47. A Kiss for Daily and Seasonal Reproduction
  48. V. Simonneaux, I. Bur, C. Ancel, L. Ansel and P. Klosen

  49. Circannual Rhythm in the Varied Carpet Beetle, Anthrenus verbasci
  50. Yosuke Miyazaki, Tomoyosi Nisimura and Hideharu Numata

  51. Avian Migration: Temporal Multi-Tasking and a Case Study of Melatonin Cycles in Waders

    Barbara Helm, Eberhard Gwinner, Anita Koolhaas, Phil Battley, Ingrid Schwabl, Anne Dekinga and Theunis Piersma