Book review: Internal time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You’re So Tired , written by Till Roenneberg

Book review: Internal time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You’re So Tired , written by... Internal time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You’re So Tired . Cambridge, ma : Harvard University Press, 2012. 288 pp. Till Roenneberg’s book Internal Time deals with the body’s internal clock and its interaction with external “zeitgebers” like sun time or social time. This book was originally written in German and published by DuMont Buchverlag, Cologne, Germany, in 2010. Roenneberg divides his book into 24 chapters, each of which begins with a case story that is fictitious but borrows much from both real and sometimes personal experiences and from scientific data. The author uses this stylistic device, as he says, to raise the reader’s curiosity and to trigger her or his reason. The second part of each chapter describes the facts that underlie the case stories in detail. They aim at answering the possible questions that might come from reading the case stories. Roenneberg’s hypothesis about internal time is that it controls most (if not all) of our body functions, ranging from genes being activated at certain times, to changes in body temperature and hormonal composition, up to cognitive functions like the ability to do math. The 24 chapters all are dedicated to the phenomenon of internal http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Kronoscope Brill

Book review: Internal time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You’re So Tired , written by Till Roenneberg

Kronoscope, Volume 15 (1): 130 – Mar 31, 2015

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Brill
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
Subject
Time’s Books
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1567-715x
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1568-5241
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10.1163/15685241-12341327
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Internal time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You’re So Tired . Cambridge, ma : Harvard University Press, 2012. 288 pp. Till Roenneberg’s book Internal Time deals with the body’s internal clock and its interaction with external “zeitgebers” like sun time or social time. This book was originally written in German and published by DuMont Buchverlag, Cologne, Germany, in 2010. Roenneberg divides his book into 24 chapters, each of which begins with a case story that is fictitious but borrows much from both real and sometimes personal experiences and from scientific data. The author uses this stylistic device, as he says, to raise the reader’s curiosity and to trigger her or his reason. The second part of each chapter describes the facts that underlie the case stories in detail. They aim at answering the possible questions that might come from reading the case stories. Roenneberg’s hypothesis about internal time is that it controls most (if not all) of our body functions, ranging from genes being activated at certain times, to changes in body temperature and hormonal composition, up to cognitive functions like the ability to do math. The 24 chapters all are dedicated to the phenomenon of internal

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Published: Mar 31, 2015

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