Electromagnetic Fields and Circadian Rhythmicity

  • Martin C. Moore-Ede
  • Scott S. Campbell
  • Russel J. Reiter

Part of the Circadian Factors in Human Health and Performance book series (CFHH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-2
  2. Introduction

    1. Martin C. Moore-Ede, Scott S. Campbell, Russel J. Reiter
      Pages 3-10
  3. Effects on Circadian Rhythm of Pineal Melatonin

  4. The Search for Magnetoreceptors

  5. Effects on Other Neuroendocrine Circadian Rhythms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Martin Kavaliers, Klaus-Peter Ossenkopp
      Pages 95-117
  6. Effects on Circadian Rhythms in Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Thomas Lintzen, Günther Boese, Michael Müller, Heinrich Falk, Joseph Eichmeier, Gerhard Ruhenstroth-Bauer
      Pages 141-150
    3. Steven J. Freimark, Kurt Salzinger, Malcolm McCullough, Donald Phillips, Leo Birenbaum
      Pages 151-166
    4. Walter R. Rogers, Anthony M. Coelho, Stephen P. Easley, Jeffrey H. Lucas, Gary T. Moore, John L. Orr et al.
      Pages 167-186
  7. Discussant Commentaries

    1. Alfred J. Lewy
      Pages 187-200
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 201-210

About this book


This book is the first in a new series entitled ''Advances in Circadian Physiology." Our aim in this and subsequent volumes is to document and critically analyze the state of knowledge on biological clocks, circadian rhythms and their applications to human health, safety, performance and productivity. In the past twenty years, scientists have uncovered an elegant system of biological clocks in the brain that govern the daily rhythms of sleep and alertness, hormone levels and temperature and a myriad other aspects of body function. From the first identification of the suprachiasmatic biological clock in the early 1970s, this field of research has exploded in information and implication. These biological clocks, so perfectly attuned to the pace of a bygone era, are the root cause of the human fatigue, error, accidents and reduced productivity precipi­ tated by the around-the-clock challenges of today's industry and society. Research on these clocks offers the promise of fundamental solutions which can help the human race adjust physiologically to the technology-paced world we have created.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Martin C. Moore-Ede
    • 1
  • Scott S. Campbell
    • 2
  • Russel J. Reiter
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Circadian PhysiologyBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry Institute of ChronobiologyNew York Hospital—Cornell Medical CenterWhite PlainsUSA
  3. 3.Department of Cellular and Structural BiologyThe University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA

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