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NEW YORK — Cloud light is the glow of the sun on your cloud of cloud dust.
And now, new research suggests the glow may be affecting your brain.
It could be a good thing.
Researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle say that light emitted by the sun can trigger a phenomenon called photophobia, which causes people to avoid looking directly at the sun.
The researchers found that people who lived in high-energy-density environments were more likely to be photocorrupted, or to avoid sunlight, when exposed to light at night.
That’s because the more the sun is shining, the more photocoriens can develop.
The researchers also found that these people were more sensitive to the sun’s ultraviolet light than people in other low-energy environments, which is why they were more photophobic at night and more likely than others to experience photophobia during daylight hours.
This is all important information because the human brain has evolved to avoid direct sunlight and to avoid the sun when it is bright, says David J. Mankiw, a professor of psychology at UW.
The finding has implications for health.
“The sun is a very strong stimulator of photophobia and is a potent photophobe,” says Mankiv, a member of the UW Department of Psychology and a co-author of the study.
Light is an especially powerful stimulator, Mankiev says, because it triggers a cascade of biochemical reactions that cause a number of brain cells to produce chemicals that block the production of certain proteins.
This blockage of protein production is called the photopigment cascade.
If you are a person who is more sensitive than others, that might mean that you are less sensitive to sun light.
But if you are in a low-light environment, the photophilia-inducing chemicals that are produced during the photoconversion cascade might be a bad thing.
Because the photoreceptors are in the brain, the researchers hypothesized, that the photophobia may be one factor in how the photosphere behaves in low- and high-intensity environments.
Researchers have known that photophobia is a common and disabling problem for people with a wide variety of health problems, including schizophrenia, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
In the new study, the UW researchers found a link between photophobia — the inability to see the sun — and increased exposure to sunlight in low and high intensity environments.
In the experiment, participants were randomly assigned to spend two weeks at a high- and low-intensity solar facility, while their brain cells were monitored.
Participants also had to rate their sensitivity to the effects of light at the same time as their skin temperature, and their sensitivity was measured with a scale measuring how easily they could move their hands from a standing position to a sitting position.
As part of the experiment and because the participants were being tested on their ability to tolerate a high dose of light, the scientists had participants wear masks and avoid the light for about two hours a day.
The results, which were published online last month in the journal Nature Communications, showed that when participants were exposed to a high and low dose of ultraviolet light, their skin responded differently to the wavelengths of light.
It was more sensitive at the wavelengths used for photoconverting, which are typically much higher than those used for other types of sunlight.
For example, when participants saw the sun for an hour or two at a time, their brains responded with increased sensitivity to ultraviolet light.
This means that the brain was more likely reactivate the photocores and reduce the amount of photoreceptor protein production, which might be the cause of the photobiological symptoms that people were experiencing.
Interestingly, when the researchers used a device called a low pass filter, they could control whether or not participants had to wear masks.
So the researchers said, if you have a photophobia problem, you can be pretty comfortable if you can mask yourself and move around without looking directly into the sun,” Mankirovsky says.
I think this is very interesting, and a very important piece of the puzzle.
The idea is that there is something that is regulating the brain’s photoreception and that it is the sun, not the person, that is the key, he says.
The sun has been the subject of scientific research for a long time.
When it was first discovered, it was a natural phenomenon that was happening in our planet’s atmosphere.
Over the years, scientists have noticed changes in our bodies that indicate the sun has a role in causing the earth’s climate to change.
One of the most prominent recent studies, for example, found that in the U.S., the sun plays a key role in the global warming.
Another study found that it was more common for the sun to be visible at high altitudes than in the middle of the day, suggesting that the sun might play a role