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PSY 355 Psychology & Media in the Digital Age

This page was last modified on March 21, 2021
The classes this week will be devoted to the Impact of Techno-Digital Media on Human Cognition & Mental Activity

Class 13: The Neuropsychology of Media • I • The Impact of Light (Outline)

Human Evolution & Light

Segmented (Bimodal or Divided) Sleep {W}
A. Roger Ekrich (Dept. of History, Virginia Tech)
   Day & Night   A
                  traveller attacked at night
Flexible sleep patterns
  • Circadian Rhythm
SCNVisible light 
  • Changes brought by the Industrial Revolution & Techno-Digital Culture
  • Indoor Lighting (Pauley, 2004)
Lighting types
  • Shiftwork {W} & health problems
Notch filter LED

  • Transatlantic Travel {W} & Jetlag

time zones

Crossing the Atlantic

  • Social Jetlag
Social jetlag

  • Entertainment & Communication Media & Light

This page was first posted on 2/24/14