Circadian and Visual Neuroscience

Circadian and Visual Neuroscience

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  • Editors: Nayantara Santhi, Manuel Spitschan
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323859455

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Circadian and Visual Neuroscience, Volume 272 in the Methods in Enzymology series, highlights new advances in the field with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on topics including Optical set-ups, Psychophysics of Luminance and Color Vision, Psychophysics of non-visual photoreception PRC/IRC/DRC/Spectral Sensitivity, Circadian and visual photometry, Modelling (retina), Modelling (circadian), Techniques for examining vision at the cellular level, Advanced techniques for characterizing the world hyperspectrally, Circadian physiology in mice: Melanopsin, Circadian physiology in mice: Color and cones, Translational aspects of animal studies, Retinal clocks, Primate non-visual physiology, Light and mood in animal models, and much more.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface / Foreword
    George Brainard
    Manuel Spitschan and Nayantara Santhi
    1. Optical set-ups
    Pablo A. Barrionuevo
    2. Psychophysics of Luminance and Color Vision
    Yesenia Taveras-Cruz, Jingyi He and Rhea T. Eskew Jr.
    3. Psychophysics of non-visual photoreception PRC/IRC/DRC/Spectral Sensitivity
    Jamie M. Zeitzer
    4. Circadian and visual photometry
    Peter Blattner and Luke Price
    5. Modelling (retina)
    Brian Arie wandell
    6. Modelling (circadian)
    Melissa St. Hilaire
    7. Techniques for examing vision at the cellular level
    Wolf M. Harmening and William Tuten
    8. Advanced techniques for characterising the world hyperspectrally
    Takuma Morimoto
    9. Circadian physiology in mice: Melanopsin
    Annette E. Allen and Beatriz Bano-Otalora
    10. Circadian physiology in mice: Colour and cones
    Timothy Brown and Josh Mouland
    11. Translational aspects of animal studies
    Stuart Peirson, Laura Steel and Selma Tir
    12. Retinal clocks
    Ouria Dkhissi-Benyahya, Antonin Jandot and Hugo Calligaro
    13. Primate non-visual physiology
    Paul Gamlin
    14. Light and mood in animal models
    Tara LeGates
    15. Metameric approaches to characterising non-visual photoreception
    Isabel Schöllhorn and Oliver Stefani
    16. Ageing of visual mechanisms
    Jack Werner, John L. Barbur and Keizo Shinomori
    17. Ageing of non-visual mechanisms
    A.V. Rukmini
    18. Field Studies
    Dorothee Fischer and Cassie J. Hilditch
    19. Light and Shift Work/Jet-lag
    Parisa Vidafar
    20. Light regime for healthy older adults
    Greg J. Elder
    21. Light-Dark Cycle, Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in non-industrial populations
    Malcolm von Schantz
    22. Daylight Variation
    Anya Hurlbert

Product details

  • No. of pages: 358
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: July 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323859455

About the Serial Volume Editors

Nayantara Santhi

Dr Nayantara Santhi is currently a Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University. After completing her PhD at Northeastern University on human visual perception, she joined the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School to work on mechanisms underlying the non-visual effects of light and its impact on physiology and cognition. Following this she joined the Surrey Sleep Research Centre, where she focused on characterising individual differences in the circadian regulation in cognition. Dr Santhi is active in a range of international organisations, including the Sleep Research Society and European Sleep Research Society.

Affiliations and Expertise

VC Senior Fellow, Psychology Department, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Manuel Spitschan

Dr Manuel Spitschan is a University Research Lecturer in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. After undergraduate studies in psychology at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, he completed his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania on melanopsin signals in the human visual system. He then joined the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University to work on temporal integration in human circadian photoreception. In 2017, he joined the University of Oxford on a prestigious Sir Henry Wellcome Fellowship. In January 2022, he will move to the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen to set up a new research group on sensory and circadian neuroscience. Dr Manuel is active in various international organisations, including the Optical Society, the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) and the Daylight Academy.

Affiliations and Expertise

University Research Lecturer and Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division, UK

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