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How does our biological clock tick?

Prof. Dr. Horst-Werner Korf, Institute for Experimental Neurobiology, on Nov. 27, 2006

Many functions in our body are controlled by an “inner clock”. This clock developed very early on in the process of evolution, and has been retained to this day in all living things. This lecture addresses five major questions:

Where is our inner clock located?
How does an inner (circadian) rhythm arise?
How is the inner clock adjusted to the day/night rhythm of our surroundings?
How does the inner clock pass on its signals to the whole organism?
What are the consequences of living at odds with our inner clock?

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