Hack Your Brain With Light
By: Dave Asprey
February 7, 2014
It was only 33 years ago that a Harvard researcher proved that light governs our internal clocks. Since then, advances in measuring light, creating light, and even how we measure ourselves have unlocked an enormous amount of knowledge about how we can control ourselves with light.
There is a reason I learned this. I moved from sunny California to Canada — a part of the world where the sun doesn’t shine as brightly. No, I didn’t get depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder — a clinical disorder caused by long winters. I just noticed that I got… slow. My entrepreneurial mojo didn’t completely disappear, but it wasn’t running at the levels I’ve come to expect from myself.
So I hacked it. And, in the process, I learned some things you probably don’t know about lights.