Light On The Brain – The Science of Light and Learning in Lockdown

by | Feb 4, 2021 | News

This video was originally posted on YouTube by Light Collective TV.

Are you worried about the amount of time your kids are spending indoors and on screens? Are you noticing changes in their behaviour and ability to concentrate, catching them rubbing their eyes and concerned about their sight – wearing glasses makes it hard to be active – hard enough to get them to get outside already!

It turns out that small changes to the lighting can make a massive difference to their health, happiness and ability to learn. But so much information out there seems alarmist or confusing – and sometimes just plain wrong. Dr Shelley James will share some of the latest research on the powerful long-term impact of light on the growing eye and brain. She will suggest how we can make the most of these insights to make healthier choices for our homes and schools. Shelley will also introduce her latest project – a global public engagement campaign to raise awareness of how light affects health and wellbeing among people, building on a successful webinar series last year. This campaign is supported by an international network of scientists and education experts.