This overview covers the influence of the circadian timing system on behavior, sleep, psychological states, and medical illness.
Sixteen key topics within the discipline are packed within two broad categories—Circadian Science and Clinical Applications—like two layers of chocolates in a gift box. And within each chocolate, a filling of books, reviews, and studies, culled from thousands of scientific publications, is designed to please every scholarly taste.
The public may be sated with just the introductions to these confections: the ganache, and not the filling. The introductions explain milestones in the discipline that are impressive even today, and may surprise the reader. For example, who would have guessed that the light that strikes the eye activates two different systems: one for vision, and one for the inner clock which regulates our circadian rhythms?
But let us not steal our own thunder. Instead, let us invite you to enjoy the resources Jiuan and Michael Terman have chosen for their historic and future value, rather than their rank on a search engine. Whether you are browsing out of curiosity, or looking for a reference for a grant proposal, we hope this Treasury, updated as new discoveries are made, will tease, tempt, and satisfy your palate!