Conversations on Science and Society 09/05/06

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell
Topic:
Have you ever gone on an airplane trip to a place many time zones away, and for a few days after you arrived, felt a bit out of sync with your surroundings?
Or maybe you have a difficult time adjusting to the vastly different amounts of light available in a Maine summer and winter – and this is the time of year you really begin to notice it.
These feelings are a natural physical result of biological clocks built into our systems. Alan Rosenwater is our guest, and he has spent decades studying the phenomenon of circadian rhythms in animals and people.

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