Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Toward a Solar Architecture: An Interview with Carlo Volf, PhD

Toward a solar architecture: An interview with Carlo Volf, PhD

 Inspired by the science of circadian rhythms, Carlo Volf, PhD, has created buildings which use natural forces, especially light, to enhance people's health. On...

What do you need to know to pick the best night light for a child’s room?

What do you need to know to pick the best night light for a child’s room?To pick the best night light for a child’s...

When Do You Need Protective Eyewear?

When Do You Need Protective Eyewear?Elizabeth Saenger, PhDTo figure out whether, and when, you need protective eyewear, you need to know about the kind...

This Is Why Street Lights Can Be the Worst Idea in the World

Now an estimated 300,000 million street lights brighten the world.Street lights create unintended consequences. For example, during the French revolution, they were convenient spots...

Traveling Light: Why I brought my light to Chicago

Our intrepid Abigail Strubel, having experienced an array of disappointments with one treatment or another — admittedly sometimes with temporary relief — hones in on...

When Depression Ignores the Seasons, but Light Therapy Works

Light Therapy Has Not Been an Option for Major Depression. Until Now. Michael Terman, PhDPosted on Psychology Today December 14, 2015It's not news that antidepressants often...

Advertising of Untested, Deficient Sleep Aids: Puhleeze!

A new lamp and a light filter to help you sleep make implausible claims. Published on March 24, 2014 by Michael Terman, Ph.D. in Chronotherapy In...

Brain Meets LEDs: Everything Old Is New Again

New lighting technology claims major breakthroughs in lamps designed to help get us to sleep, wake up, energize us, and combat depression. While we...

More on the Chronotherapy / Cognitive Therapy Interface

Light therapy — a primary tool of chronotherapy — directly adjusts our body clock into sync with our sleep cycle, with an antidepressant effect...

Light Therapy, Antidepressant Meds—Either/Or? Both?

Light therapy can fight both seasonal and nonseasonal depression. Non-seasonal includes bipolar and major depressive disorders, and depression during pregnancy and old age. Then...