Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Unraveling the jet-lag asymmetry

Flying toward the east tends to produce more jet-lag for travelers than flying toward the west. A team of researchers have developed a model of the part of the brain that handles the body's circadian rhythm that may explain this asymmetry. Using non-linear dynamics they studied how variations in the behavior neurons in the suprachiasmatic nucleus are affected differently by the different travel directions.



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