Here comes the sun

By Marc Wilson In Psychology

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16th January, 2013
Apart from making music, what do Hank Williams jnr, the Beatles, the Violent Femmes and more than a hundred other musicians and bands have in common? For the purposes of this column, the answer is they’ve all recorded songs with the word “sun” in the title (All for the Love of Sunshine, Here Comes the Sun and Blister in the Sun, respectively). Physiologically, exposure to sunlight is associated with the production and regulation of various chemicals – most notably melatonin (involved in regulating sleep) and vitamin D (which we synthesise from cholesterol and need for regulating ...

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