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dc.contributor.advisorDiniz Behn, Cecilia
dc.contributor.authorStack, Nora
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-24T19:57:41Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T12:56:31Z
dc.date.available2017-07-24T04:18:44Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T12:56:31Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifierT 8204
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11124/170654
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description2016 Fall.
dc.description.abstractAdolescence is a critical time of social, physical, and mental development. Adolescents often exhibit a circadian phase delay in which they tend to go to bed later and wake up later compared to adults. This thesis seeks to understand the adolescent phase delay and its relationship to the circadian pacemaker, the body’s master clock. Using a dynamic circadian pacemaker model, we identify parameters that affect features of the circadian system that may contribute to the phase delay. Specifically, we focus on the effect of light on the phase and amplitude of the circadian pacemaker as model parameters are varied. We compare simulation results with data characterizing the adolescent clock under different weekend sleep protocols. This work has implications for understanding the mechanisms associated with the adolescent phase delay and may inform efforts to create schedules for adolescents that mitigate sleep loss and the resulting impacts on physical and cognitive performance.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.relation.ispartof2010-2019 - Mines Theses & Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectcircadian pacemaker
dc.subjectphase delay
dc.subjectmathematical model
dc.subjectadolescent sleep
dc.titleAdolescent sleep and the circadian pacemaker
dc.typeText
dc.contributor.committeememberPankavich, Stephen
dc.contributor.committeememberLeiderman, Karin
dcterms.embargo.terms2017-07-24
dcterms.embargo.expires2017-07-24
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineApplied Mathematics and Statistics
thesis.degree.grantorColorado School of Mines
dc.rights.accessEmbargo Expires: 07/24/2017


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