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Department
Psychology
Course
PS101
Professor
Lawrence Murphy
Semester
Fall

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 Biological Rhythms  Regular, periodic fluctuation in biological system  Rhythms can be synchronized w/ external (entrainment) or internal (endogenous) cues  Biological rhythms influence effectiveness of medication, alertness, job performance  Circadian Rhythms  Occur approx every 24 hours (i.e. sleep-wake cycle)  Commonly entrained to external time cues  Endogenous rhythm averages 24.3 hrs  Removed from cues about 10% of people have clocks running slower and 10% running faster  Increase in traffic accidents at transition to Daylight Savings Time  Controlled by biological clock in suprachiasmatic n
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