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Biorhythms workshops comenius p. 1m

  1. 1. Biological rhythms of life Paderewski International School 1m
  2. 2. What the biological rhythms of life are?
  3. 3. Biological rhythms of life= BioRhythms
  4. 4. Types of BioRhythms
  5. 5. Circadian Rhythm
  6. 6. Superchiasmatic Nucleus(SCN) SCN - master clock
  7. 7. Melatonin
  8. 8. Melatonin Experiment 1 Experiment 2
  9. 9. How Your Brain's “Internal Clock” Works?
  10. 10. Infradian rhythms
  11. 11. Occur less than once every day ex. the menstrual cycle Or as a result of seasonal changes ex. migration and hibernation (circannual rhythms).
  12. 12. Ultradian rhythms
  13. 13. What is the Ultradian rhythm? An ultradian rhythm is any biological process that displays an endogenous entrainable oscillation of less than 24 hours. When we use this term we are referring to the 90-120 minute brain wave frequency cycles that occur when we are both awake and asleep.
  14. 14. Other ultradian cyclings of the body • Blood circulation • Blinking • Pulse • Hormonal release • Heart rate • Thermoregulation • Urination • Bowel activity • Nostril dilation • Appetite • Mood states
  15. 15. Appetite Corticotropin-releasing hormone Neuropeptide Y
  16. 16. Mood states • Bipolar disorder cycle • Four or more mood episodes in one year • Cycles shorter than 24 hours.
  17. 17. Ultradian Shift • Ultradian (or BRAC) Shift is a name for the phenomena where a person’s ultradian rhythm shifts forward as they stay awake longer • get tired after 2.25 – 2.75 hours • more wild and unpredictable

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