Can exercise attenuate the effect of acute exposure to urban lighting on behaviour and brain?

University of Glasgow

Past award

Student: Dimana Atanassova : University of Glasgow

Year Award Started: 2016

There is increasing evidence that daily rhythms, sleep and urbanisation influence physical and mental
health and that this may be independent of effects of diet and physical activity. Research indicates that
at least some of this influence may be via brain inflammation. We will investigate the relationship
between urban lighting and markers of behaviour, weight and brain inflammation, and whether these
relationships are modulated by daily rhythms.

Research area: Neurological conditions (including stroke)


Professor Stephany Biello
School of Psychology