The field of biology that examines periodic phenomena in living organisms and their adaption to solar and lunar related rhythms.

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What is the cause of singularity in phase response curve of human sleep and bright light?

I have no background in science as I am a computer programmer, but I am trying to get information on phase response curves, human sleep and exposure to bright light as I am trying to get to grips with ...
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Evolutionary origin and exogenous cues of ~28 day infradian rhythm?

The most obvious example of an approximately monthly biological cycle is the human menstrual cycle. My questions are the following: Is it known when and where this cycle or one like it arose? What ...
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Why is maintaining a circadian rhythm important?

What are the real consequences of never maintaining a circadian rhythm? How is circadian rhythm important for health and function? Where did it arise in evolution?