Artículos de revistas
External temporal organization in biological rhythms
Biological Rhythm Research, Abingdon, v. 43, n. 1, Special Issue, supl. 1, Part 3, pp. 3-14, may, 2012
Barreto, Luiz Silveira Menna
This paper is intended as a proposition of a new concept in the field of chronobiology, External Temporal Organization, a notion complementary to that of the Internal Temporal Organization. We will try to explain the possibility that a set of external elements, that occur in a particular order, can act together as a single synchronizing element of the circadian system. We will see that this is not a zeitgeber, in the classic sense, but a much more complex factor, consisting of several elements that appear in the real environment at different times ( phases), constituting as a whole a powerful temporal frame, closer to the way the stimuli occur in the natural environment, in which the entrainment does not take place just in a specific time of the day.