Dr. Helen Burgess presents
Lighting Up Our Lives: How Light Influences Our Mental and Physical Health
Tuesday, June 30th, 11-12pm PST
Natural outdoor light and artificial indoor light can affect our mental and physical health.
This is especially relevant in the current times when we are asked to stay home and spend less time outside.
Dr. Burgess will examine how light reaches the brain and can alter brain centers that regulate circadian (body clock) timing, sleep, and mood. Specific properties of light, such as intensity, wavelength, and timing, will be discussed, as will individual differences in light sensitivity.
The speaker will also examine current approaches to morning light treatment and how it can be used to improve health and reduce symptom burden in a variety of clinical disorders such as chronic pain conditions, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Speaker: Helen Burgess, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Co-Director, Sleep and Circadian Research Laboratory
The University of Michigan
You will be able to view this event at https://videocast.nih.gov/ on Tuesday, June 30th from 11am-12pm PST