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Social Jetlag, Chronotypes, & Performance

Tue, Feb 12, 2019 · 12:00 PM · Central Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

We analyzed two years of learning management system login events for 14,894 Northeastern Illinois University students to investigate the interaction of social jetlag, chronotype, and academic performance. These data reveal that a majority of students experience more than 30 minutes of SJL on average, with greater amplitude correlated strongly with a significant decrease in academic performance, especially in people with later chronotypes. Understanding these interactions will help individuals more effectively schedule their time to maximize academic performance to the benefit of individual students and the universities they attend. In this webinar, we will define social jet lag, further discuss the research behind individual chronotypes, and address the real world implications for how these can impact performance.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Webinar ID: 45a937be5bb1
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Webinar hosting presenter Cat R
Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement Career Advancement
Cat oversees the digital programs including the NAA Career Webinar Series along with the NAA Career Podcast, Northwestern Intersections, to provide career advancement resources for the alumni network. She is passionate about engaging alumni to share their stories of how Northwestern has impacted their lives and how they in turn have impacted the world around them.
Webinar hosting presenter
Aaron Schirmer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Northeastern Illinois University and a graduate of the Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience program. Research in the Schirmer laboratory focuses on the study of circadian rhythms and the effect that these rhythms have on animal behavior and physiology. Ongoing work on mammalian circadian rhythms includes an investigation of: (1) The molecular genetic mechanisms involved in the regulation and expression of circadian rhythms in the brain and peripheral tissues, (2) the impact of environmental perturbations, such as photopollutions and social jet lag, on the circadian system, and (3) new technologies and techniques for studying circadian clocks in vivo and in vitro. In addition to work on mammalian clocks, the Schirmer lab has established collaborations to investigate the role of circadian rhythms in invertebrate model systems. Specifically, the laboratory is interested in studying the role of circadian clocks in the modulation of appetitive behavior in various praying mantis species and the implications of photopollution on Drosophila behavior.
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