Does the time of day affect your ability to complete the simulation? The horizontal axis now shows the time of day. Research suggests that your score might not be affected during the middle of the day, but if you completed this simulation in the middle of the night, your score would be dramatically different. Do our Museum visitor data show a pattern?
Rise and shine
When you first open your eyelids in the morning, light-sensitive cells in your eyes tell your brain to stop producing the hormone melatonin. Melatonin helps you sleep at night and sets your body rhythms to a 24-hour cycle every day.
Artificial light will perk you up
Blue wavelength light from computer screens and electronic devices can make us extra alert at night before we fall asleep.