Output & Publications

Below you will find publications, and any other interesting output from the LIGHTCAP project.

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Publications

ARTICLES IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

Alshdaifat A, Moadab NH, Fotios S. The impact of road lighting on road user alertness in the evening. Lighting Research and Technology. First published online 10 June 2023 as https://doi.org/10.1177/14771535231172687

Beckers E, I. Campbell, R. Sharifpour, I. Paparella, A. Berger, J.F. Balda Aizpurua, E. Koshmanova, N. Mortazavi, P. Talwar, S. Sherif, H.I.L. Jacobs & G. Vandewalle (2023). Impact of repeated short light exposures on sustained pupil responses in an fMRI environment. https://doi.org/10.1111/jsr.14085

Campbell I, R. Sharifpour & G. Vandewalle (2022). Light as a Modulator of Non-Image-Forming Brain Functions—Positive and Negative Impacts of Increasing Light Availability. Clocks & Sleep 2023, 5(1), 116-140; https://doi.org/10.3390/clockssleep5010012

Campbell I, E. Beckers, R. Sharifpour, A. Berger, I. Paparella, J.F. Balda Aizpurua, E. Koshmanova, S. Sherif & G. Vandewalle (2023). Impact of light on task-evoked pupil responses during cognitive tasks. https://doi.org/10.1111/jsr.14101

Gkaintatzi-Masouti, M., van Duijnhoven, J., & Aarts, M. P. J. (2022). Simulations of non-image-forming effects of light in building design: A literature review. Lighting Research and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1177/14771535221142812

Hartmeyer, S. L., Webler, F. S., & Andersen, M. (2022). Towards a framework for light-dosimetry studies: Methodological considerations. Lighting Research & Technology, 14771535221103258. (10.1177/14771535221103258)

Hartmeyer, S., & Andersen, M. (2023). Towards a framework for light-dosimetry studies: Quantification metrics. Lighting Research & Technology, 0(0), 14771535231170500. https://doi.org/10.1177/14771535231170500

Jedon R, Haans A, de Kort Y. Proposing a research framework for urban lighting: The alertness, arousal and anxiety triad. Lighting Research & Technology.Lighting Research & Technology. 2022;0(0). doi:10.1177/14771535221122139

Kort, Y.A.W. de (2021). On becoming smart (opinion). Journal Lighting Research & Technology vol. 53, 1: pp. 4 (view)

Lazar, R. (2022). Light flash therapy in the wild. Nature Reviews Psychology, 1(8), 437. https://rdcu.be/cQH7W

Opperhuizen, A.-L., van Lier, I. M. J., Hartmeyer, S. L., Aarts, M. P. J., & le Noble, J. L. M. L. (2023). Effectiveness of blue light-emitting glasses for intensive care unit health care workers on night shifts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Intensive Care Medicine, 49(10), 1256–1258. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-023-07175-9

Paparella, I., Campbell, I., Sharifpour, R. et al. Light modulates task-dependent thalamo-cortical connectivity during an auditory attentional task. Commun Biol 6, 945 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-023-05337-5

Sharifpour R, I. Campbell, E. Beckers, & G. Vandewalle (2022). Pitfalls in recording BOLD signal responses to light in small hypothalamic nuclei using Ultra-High-Field 7 Tesla MRI. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.221212311

Siraji, M. A., Lazar, R. R., van Duijnhoven, J., Schlangen, L. J., Haque, S., Kalavally, V., … & Spitschan, M. (2023). An inventory of human light exposure behaviour. Scientific reports, 13(1), 22151. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-48241-y

Stampfli, J. R., Schrader, B., di Battista, C., Häfliger, R., Schälli, O., Wichmann, G., Zumbühl, C., Blattner, P., Cajochen, C., Lazar, R., & Spitschan, M. (2023). The Light-Dosimeter: A new device to help advance research on the non-visual responses to light. Lighting Research & Technology, 14771535221147140. https://doi.org/10.1177/14771535221147140

Vehoef, V.T. R., Smolders, K.C.H.J., Remmelswaal, L., Peeters, G., Overeem, S., & de Kort, Y. A. W. (2024). Match and Mismatch between Lived Experiences of Daytime Sleepiness and Diagnostic Instruments: A Qualitative Study amongst Patients with Sleep Disorders. Clocks & Sleep, 6, 24-39. 10.3390/clockssleep6010003

Islay Campbell, Elise Beckers, Roya Sharifpour, Alexandre Berger, Ilenia Paparella, Jose Fermin Balda Aizpurua, Ekaterina Koshmanova, Nasrin Mortazavi, Siya Sherif, Gilles Vandewalle (2023). Impact of light on task-evoked pupil responses during cognitive tasks. Article

Elise Beckers, Islay Campbell, Roya Sharifpour, Ilenia Paparella, Alexandre Berger, Jose Fermin Balda Aizpurua, Ekaterina Koshmanova, Nasrin Mortazavi, Puneet Talwar, Siya Sherif, Heidi I. L. Jacobs, Gilles Vandewalle (2023). Impact of repeated short light exposures on sustained pupil responses in an fMRI environment. Article

Roya Sharifpour, Islay Campbell, Elise Beckers, Fermin Balda, Nasrin Mortazavi, Ekaterina Koshmanova, Ilenia Paparella, Siya Sherif, Christophe Phillips, and Gilles Vandewalle (2022). Pitfalls in recording BOLD signal responses to light in small hypothalamic nuclei using Ultra-High-Field 7 Tesla MRI. Article

Ilenia Paparella, Islay Campbell, Roya Sharifpour, Elise Beckers, Alexandre Berger, Jose Fermin Balda Aizpurua, Ekaterina Koshmanova, Nasrin Mortazavi, Puneet Talwar, Christian Degueldre, Laurent Lamalle, Siya Sherif, Christophe Phillips, Pierre Maquet & Gilles Vandewalle (2023). Light modulates task-dependent thalamo-cortical connectivity during an auditory attentional task. Article

Islay Campbell, Roya Sharifpour, and Gilles Vandewalle (2023). Light as a Modulator of Non-Image-Forming Brain Functions—Positive and Negative Impacts of Increasing Light Availability. Clocks & Sleep 20235(1), 116-140. Article

ARTICLES IN PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS

Alshdaifat A, Moadab NH, Fotios S. Alert to the problem? Lighting Journal May 2023; 88(5): 6-8 https://issuu.com/theilp/docs/lighting_journal_-_may_23

Alshdaifat A, Fotios S. Visiting academic. Lighting Journal February 2024; 89(2): 50-52

CONFERENCES, ABSTRACTS, AND POSTERS

Aarts, M. P., Hartmeyer, S. L., Morsink, K., & Kort, H. S. (2021, November). Exploring light exposure of hospital nurses working rapidly rotating shifts in relation to sleepiness and sleep. In Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Vol. 2042, No. 1, p. 012111). IOP Publishing. (https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/2042/1/012111/pdf)

Alshdaifat A, Fotios S. Road lighting and road user alertness at nighttime: Testing the null findings of Gibbons and Bhagavathula. Proceedings of the 30th Session of the CIE. Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 15 – 23, 2023. Vol. 1, Part 1: 624-630. DOI 10.25039/x50.2023.OP047

Danell, M. N., Hartmeyer, S. L., Peterson, L. , Davis, R., Andersen, M., Rockcastle, S. (2021). The Impact of Light Distribution and Furniture Layout on Meeting Light Exposure Objectives in an Office – A Simulation Case Study.’ Building Simulation. Bruges, Belgium. Sept 1-3, 2021. [International, Scientific]. Abstract

Fazlali, F., Stefani, O., Spitschan, M., Cajochen, C. (2023). Cone-photoreceptor contribution to melatonin suppression and subjective sleepiness. SLTBR, Lausanne, Switzerland

Fazlali, F., Cajochen, C., Stefani, O., Spitschan, M. (2023) Protocol + Preliminary results: Cone photoreceptors contribution on human neuroendocrine physiology. Sleep, Cognition & Consciousness” Symposium and DK Winter School, Salzburg, Austria

Fazlali, F., Cajochen, C., Stefani, O., Spitschan, M., Yahya, F. (2022) Cone photoreceptors contribution on human neuroendocrine physiology, Science Day of the Research Platform Molecular and Cognitive Neurosciences 2022, Basel, Switzerland

Fazlali, F., Cajochen, C., Stefani, O., Spitschan, M.(2022) Protocol: Mechanisms of Cone Photoreceptors Contribution to Human Neuroendocrine Physiology, Universitäre Psychiatrische Kliniken (UPK) Forschungskonferenz 2022, Basel, Switzerland

Gecer, Elifnaz, Poster presentation at the ILI/ILIAD 2021 edition of ILI annual public outreach event.

Gkaintatzi-Masouti, M., van Duijnhoven, J., Aarts, M. P. J. (2021) ‘Review of spectral lighting simulation tools for non-image-forming effects of light’, CISBAT 2021, [International, Scientific], Poster, Abstract

Gkaintatzi-Masouti, M., Duijnhoven, J. van, & Aarts, M. (2022). To What Extent are Non-visual Effects of Light Implemented in Current Lighting Design Practice? Findings from an International Survey. Lux Europa, 339–347. Article

Gkaintatzi-Masouti, M., Pierson, C., Van Duijnhoven, J., Andersen, M., & Aarts, M. P. J. (2022). A simulation tool for building and lighting design considering ipRGC-influenced light responses. E3S Web of Conferences, 362, 01001. https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/202236201001

Hafezparast Moadab N, Alshdaifat A, Fotios S. The influence of light on alertness when walking or driving in the evening. Proceedings of the 14th European Lighting Conference Lux Europa 2022, 20 – 22 September 2022, Prague, Czech Republic. 5-8.

Hartmeyer, S. L., Webler, F. S., & Andersen, M. Towards a framework for light‐dosimetry studies: methodological considerations. CIE Conference September 2021, Malaysia [International, Scientific] Full text

Hartmeyer, S. L., Rudawski, F. R., Knoop, M., & Andersen, M. (2023). Exploring spatiotemporal dynamics in light-dosimetry. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2600(11), 112005. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/2600/11/112005

Hartmeyer, S. L., Baldursdottir, B., Valdimarsdottir, H., Gudjonsson, I., Agustsson, G., & Andersen, M. (2023). Insights into spectrally resolved light-dosimetry data. Proceedings of the 30th Quadrennial Session of the CIE. 30th Quadrennial Session of the CIE, Vienna, Austria. https://doi.org/10.25039/x50.2023  

Hartmeyer, S.L., Rudawski, F.R., Knoop, M., & Andersen, M. (2022). Quantification of light exposure characteristics modulating non-visual responses with light-dosimetry [Conference presentation abstract]. 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR), 23–25 June 2022, Manchester, UK, Clocks & Sleep 4(3) 412-457. https://doi.org/10.3390/clockssleep4030035

Jedon R, Poster presentation at the ILI/ILIAD 2021 edition of ILI annual public outreach event.

Jedon R, Antal Haans, Yvonne de Kort. Challenging current urban lighting policies: Case for a shift of focus to alertness. International Conference proceedings. Shaping light for health and wellbeing in cities, pp. 82-84, DOI10.6092/UNIBO/AMSACTA/6863 [International, Scientific] Abstract

Kort, Y.A.W.de (2021). Integrative lighting. Keynote at CIE Conference September 2021, Malaysia [International, Scientific] Keynote Lecture

Lazar, R., & Spitschan, M. (2021, March 21–24). Dynamic Real-World Measurements of Light-Mediated Changes in Pupil Size. [Conference Paper & Presentation]. LICHT2021 [24. Gemeinschaftstagung = 24th Associations meeting]. Online.

Lazar, R., & Spitschan, M. (2022). Measuring regulation of pupil size under real-world conditions. 2021 Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Sleep Research, Sleep Medicine, and Chronobiology (SSSSC), 4, 306–307. https://doi.org/10.3390/clockssleep4020026

Lazar, R., & Spitschan, M. (2023, May 30). Real-world variation of pupil size during activities of daily living across the lifespan. 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms, Lausanne, CH, 110.

Lazar, R. , & Spitschan, M. (2022). Regulierung der Pupillengröße unter alltäglichen Bedingungen: Eine Feldstudie im Altersquerschnitt. 11. Symposium Licht Und Gesundheit, 10–11. https://doi.org/10.21934/BAUA:BERICHT20220316

Moadab NH, Mao Y. Fotios S. Improving the detection of pedestrians after dark. Proceedings of the 30th Session of the CIE. Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 15 – 23, 2023. Vol. 1, Part 1: 82-89. DOI 10.25039/x50.2023.OP006

Pierson, C., Gkaintatzi-Masouti, M., Aarts, M.P.J., Andersen, M. (2021) ‘Validation of spectral simulation tools for the prediction of indoor electric light exposure’, in CIE 2021 Conference September 2021, Malaysia [International, Scientific]. Abstract

Sharifpour R, F. Balda Aizpurua, I. Paparella, I. Campbell, E. Beckers,  N. Mortazavi , E. Koshmanova,  C.Philips, G. Vandewalle. ” Impacts of Short Wavelength Light on Cortical Excitability .” Poster presentation at Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), June 2024, Seoul, South Korea.

Sharifpour R, I. Campbell, I. Paparella, E. Beckers, F. Balda Aizpurua, N. Mortazavi, A. Berger, P. Talwar , E. Koshmanova, L. Lamalle, S. Sherif, C.Philips, G. Vandewalle. “Modulatory Effects of Melanopic Irradiance on Executive Brain activity in late teenagers and young adults.” Oral presentation at Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms(SLTBR), May 2023, Lausanne, Switzerland. 

Sharifpour R,I. Paparella, I. Campbell, E. Beckers, F. Balda Aizpurua, N. Mortazavi, A. Berger, P. Talwar , E. Koshmanova, L. Lamalle, S. Sherif, C.Philips, G. Vandewalle. “Non-visual Impacts of Light on Effective Connectivity associated with executive brain responses.” Poster presentation at Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), July 2023, Montreal, Canada.

Sharifpour R, I. Campbell, I. Paparella, E. Beckers, F. Balda Aizpurua, N. Mortazavi, A. Berger, P. Talwar , E. Koshmanova, L. Lamalle, S. Sherif, G. Vandewalle. “Ultra High Field 7 Tesla fMRI potential in revealing hypothalamus responses to blue-enriched light exposure.” Poster presented at The 26th Conference of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), September 2022, Athen, Greece.

Sharifpour R, I. Campbell, I. Paparella, E. Beckers, F. Balda Aizpurua, N. Mortazavi, A. Berger, P. Talwar , E. Koshmanova, L. Lamalle, S. Sherif, G. Vandewalle. “Impacts of Light on Effective Connectivity Among the Working Memory Regions.” Oral presentation at Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms(SLTBR), June 2022, Manchester, United Kingdom. 

Sharifpour R, I. Campbell, I. Paparella, E. Beckers, T. Malik, S. Sherif, G. Vandewalle. “Potential non-visual impact of light in the hypothalamus revealed with Ultra High Field (7-Tesla) fMRI”. Poster presented at NEUROCOG, November 2021, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium.  Abstract

Siraji, M. A., Lazar, R., van Duijnhoven, J., Schlangen, L. J., Haque, S., Kalavally, V., Vetter, C., Glickman, G., Smolders, K. C., & Spitschan, M. (2022). LEBA – a novel self-report instrument to capture light exposure-related behaviours. CIE Australia Lighting Research Conference 2022, Online, 1

Stampfli, J.R., Schrader, B., di Battista, C., Häfliger, R., Schälli, O., Wichmann, G., Zumbühl, C., Blattner, P., Cajochen, C., Lazar, R. Spitschan, M. (2021) The Light¬Dosimeter – A New Device to Help Advance Research on the Non-Visual Responses to Light. CIE Conference September 2021, Malaysia [International, Scientific].

Verhoef, Vaida, Poster presentation at the ILI/ILIAD 2021 edition of ILI annual public outreach event.

Roya. Sharifpour, Islay. Campbell, Ilenia. Paparella, Elise. Beckers, Fermin. Balda Aizpu- rua, Nasrin. Mortazavi, Alexandre. Berger, Puneet. Talwar , Ekatrina. Koshmanova, Laurent. Lamalle, Siya. Sherif, Christophe.Philips, Gilles. Vandewalle. “Modulatory Effects of Melanopic Irradiance on Executive Brain activity in late teenagers and young adults.” Oral presentation at Society for Light Treatment and Biolog- ical Rhythms(SLTBR), May 2023, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Roya. Sharifpour, Islay. Campbell, Ilenia. Paparella, Elise. Beckers, Fermin. Balda Aizpu- rua, Nasrin. Mortazavi, Alexandre. Berger, Puneet. Talwar , Ekatrina. Koshmanova, Laurent. Lamalle, Siya. Sherif, Christophe.Philips, Gilles. Vandewalle. “Non-visual Impacts of Light on Ef- fective Connectivity associated to executive brain responses.” Poster presentation at Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), July 2023, Montreal, Canada.

Roya. Sharifpour, Islay. Campbell, Ilenia. Paparella, Elise. Beckers, Fermin. Balda Aizpu- rua, Nasrin. Mortazavi, Alexandre. Berger, Puneet. Talwar , Ekatrina. Koshmanova, Laurent. Lamalle, Siya. Sherif, Christophe.Philips, Gilles. Vandewalle. “Ultra High Field 7 Tesla fMRI potential in revealing hypothalamus responses to blue-enriched light exposure.” Poster presented at The 26th Conference of the European Sleep Re- search Society (ESRS), September 2022, Athen, Greece.

Roya. Sharifpour, Islay. Campbell, Ilenia. Paparella, Elise. Beckers, Fermin. Balda Aizpu- rua, Nasrin. Mortazavi, Alexandre. Berger, Puneet. Talwar , Ekatrina. Koshmanova, Laurent. Lamalle, Siya. Sherif, Christophe.Philips, Gilles. Vandewall. “Modulatory effect of blue light on between regional connectivity: an Ultra High Field 7 Tesla fMRI ed study”. Oral presentation at Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms(SLTBR), June 2022, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Outreach

Four of our ESRs were involved in the translation of the Comic Book for open source science-communication on light and circadian regulation. (Weinzaepflen, C. & Spitschan, M. (Ed.) (2021). Enlighten your clock: How your body tells time. (C. Weinzaepflen, Illus.). DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/ZQXVH, https://enlightenyourclock.org/). Elifnaz Gecer (ESR07, Turkish), Mahsa Fatemeh Fazlali (ESR05, Persian), Myrta Gkantatzi-Masouti (ESR15, Greek), and Rafael Lazar (ESR06, German).

Weinzaepflen, C., Spitschan, M., Fazlali, F. (2021) Enlighten Your Clock: How your Body Tells Time, ساعت بدن خودت را کوک کن!, (C. Weinzaepflen, Illus.; F. Fazlali, Transl.). DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/AW3GK

Radio interview, RTBF (Belgium), “La première” and “Vivacité” Radio station, evening and morning news. Gilles Vandewalle (PI) is interviewed about the LIGHTCAP light projects at ULiège on teenagers, younger and older adults using MRI and TMS to understand the impact of light on the brain.

Research Funding Success for Sheffield School of Architecture (19 june 2020) (PI Steve Fotios): https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/architecture/news/research-funding-success-sheffield-school-architecture

News Update (Lighting Research Group) in the university of Sheffield (october 2021) and (December 2020) (PI Steve Fotios): http://www.lightingresearch.group.shef.ac.uk/index.html

Article in Apneu Magazine (ApneuVereniging kwartaalblad) nummer 3 (September 2021) “Wat doet licht met onze hersenen? Onderzoek TU Eindhoven naar slaapstoornissen” by Vaida Verhoef (ESR08) and Lysanne Remmelswaal

Article in Apneu Magazine (ApneuVereniging kwartaalblad) nummer 4 (December 2022) “Uw woorden helpen ons verder. Hoe onderzoek in zijn werk gaat – Deel 2” by Vaida Verhoef (ESR08) and Lysanne Remmelswaal

Dynamic Real-World Measurements of Light-Mediated Changes in Pupil Size. In 24. Europäischer Lichtkongress (LICHT 2021) (pp. 340-352). Deutsche Lichttechnische Gesellschaft. Lazar, R (ESR06) & Spitschan, M. (2021)

LEBA – a novel self-report instrument to capture light exposure-related behaviours. Presentation at the SBM Sleep SIG Research Webinar, online. Siraji, M. A., Lazar, R. R.(ESR06), van Duijnhoven, J., Schlangen, L. J., Haque, S., Kalavally, V., Vetter, C., Glickman, G., Smolders, K. C.(PI), & Spitschan, M. (2022, Febuary 22)

Webinar: “Training Work and Organisational Psychology” “Gesund Schlafen” [German for “Healthy Sleep] R. Lazar (ESR06)

Siraji, M. A., Lazar, R. R., van Duijnhoven, J., Schlangen, L. J., Haque, S., Kalavally, V., Vetter, C., Glickman, G., Smolders, K. C., & Spitschan, M. (2021, December 17). LEBA – a novel self-report instrument to capture light exposure-related behaviours. Presentation at the LIGHTCAP SLIM

Hoelle, D. (Host), Hubert, P. (Host), & Lazar, R. (Guest). (2023, June 1). Rafael Lazar: Erleuchtung aus der Schlafforschung [Audio podcast episode]. In I am Scientist. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6XQ7cqNOPkS74AbtnZoOTQ?si=58361c04beb44190

Korngut, M. (Host), Korngut, A. (Host), & Lazar, R. (Guest). (2024, February 22). Sleep Expert Rafael Lazar’s Hacks for Better Sleep [Video podcast episode]. In Hack Your Happiness. Small Bits of Happiness. https://open.spotify.com/episode/3GHYYLopiFM5VAtXarJfhB?si=ac534adf7a3749f3

Wernisch, Diana 2024. CIE – Announcement Lightcap Symposium Newsletter

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