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Effect of sunlight exposure on cognitive function among depressed and non-depressed participants: a REGARDS cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Health, July 2009
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#46 of 1,401)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)

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18 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
57 tweeters
facebook
7 Facebook pages
video
6 video uploaders

Citations

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57 Dimensions

Readers on

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154 Mendeley
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Title
Effect of sunlight exposure on cognitive function among depressed and non-depressed participants: a REGARDS cross-sectional study
Published in
Environmental Health, July 2009
DOI 10.1186/1476-069x-8-34
Pubmed ID
Authors

Shia T Kent, Leslie A McClure, William L Crosson, Donna K Arnett, Virginia G Wadley, Nalini Sathiakumar

Abstract

Possible physiological causes for the effect of sunlight on mood are through the suprachiasmatic nuclei and evidenced by serotonin and melatonin regulation and its associations with depression. Cognitive function involved in these same pathways may potentially be affected by sunlight exposure. We evaluated whether the amount of sunlight exposure (i.e. insolation) affects cognitive function and examined the effect of season on this relationship.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 1%
Canada 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 146 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 27 18%
Student > Master 23 15%
Student > Bachelor 21 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 11%
Other 14 9%
Other 31 20%
Unknown 21 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 29 19%
Psychology 22 14%
Environmental Science 11 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 6%
Other 46 30%
Unknown 27 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 203. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 January 2022.
All research outputs
#125,828
of 20,117,040 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Health
#46
of 1,401 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#498
of 137,161 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Health
#1
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