Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology
Why psychologists are interested in studying biological rhythms?
Mood and mental performance is in large part affected by chemical processes in the CNS - brain. During activity many of these chemicals get depleted and during the sleep replenished again. Therefore it is good to understand when and how the replenishments take place, today many people have fallen out of the rhytm and are suffering prolonged depression periods. Curing the damaged biological rhytm would equal to curing the root cause and not the after-effects.