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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The circadian rhythm of a given organism that determines if alertness and productivity are greater in the hours of early morning or later in the day.

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  • noun The totality of factors, associated with circadian rhythms, that determine if an individual is most alert in the morning or evening

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  • Their "chronotype" -- that is, the preference for being active during the morning or evening -- falls somewhere in the middle.

    Learning to Live

  • RE: Bakhtin: It is precisely the multivocality of the collective psyche which makes me nervous about talking about it in a totalizing way … But if "collective psyche" is redefined as something more akin to a "chronotype" then I'm OK with that. permalink

    Comments for Savage Minds

  • RE: Bakhtin: It is precisely the multivocality of the collective psyche which makes me nervous about talking about it in a totalizing way … But if "collective psyche" is redefined as something more akin to a "chronotype" then I'm OK with that. permalink

    Comments for Savage Minds

  • RE: Bakhtin: It is precisely the multivocality of the collective psyche which makes me nervous about talking about it in a totalizing way … But if "collective psyche" is redefined as something more akin to a "chronotype" then I'm OK with that. permalink

    Comments for Savage Minds

  • RE: Bakhtin: It is precisely the multivocality of the collective psyche which makes me nervous about talking about it in a totalizing way … But if "collective psyche" is redefined as something more akin to a "chronotype" then I'm OK with that. permalink

    Comments for Savage Minds

  • To determine the best time to nap, it helps to know your "chronotype".

    doggdot.us

  • To determine the best time to nap, it helps to know your "chronotype".

    Lifehacker

  • To determine the best time to nap, it helps to know your “chronotype”.

    Thursday, January 29, 2009 | Lifehacker Australia

  • To determine the best time to nap, it helps to know your “chronotype”.

    An Expert’s Guide To Napping | Lifehacker Australia

  • Secretion of melatonin as well as its level in the blood, peaks in the middle of the night, and gradually falls during the second half of the night, with normal variations in timing according to an individual's chronotype.

    RVABlogs

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