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Ocular exposure to blue-enriched light has an asymmetric influence on neural activity and spatial attention

Newman, Daniel P., Lockley, Steven W., Loughnane, Gerard M., Martins, Ana Carina P., Abe, Rafael, Zoratti, Marco T. R., Kelly, Simon P., O'Neill, Megan H., Rajaratnam, Shantha M. W., O'Connell, Redmond G. and Bellgrove, Mark A. (2016) Ocular exposure to blue-enriched light has an asymmetric influence on neural activity and spatial attention. Scientific Reports, 6. p. 27754. ISSN 2045-2322

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep27754

Abstract

Brain networks subserving alertness in humans interact with those for spatial attention orienting. We employed blue-enriched light to directly manipulate alertness in healthy volunteers. We show for the first time that prior exposure to higher, relative to lower, intensities of blue-enriched light speeds response times to left, but not right, hemifield visual stimuli, via an asymmetric effect on right-hemisphere parieto-occipital α-power. Our data give rise to the tantalising possibility of light-based interventions for right hemisphere disorders of spatial attention.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Cognitive psychology
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
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Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2020 11:43
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2020 11:43
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4118

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