Curt Paul Richter

February 20th

  • American psychobiologistwho discovered the body’s biorhythms and identified the part of the brain that controls daily cycles of sleeping, waking and other activities.
  • He first wrote about this biological clock in a 1927 paper in which he described how internal cycles control an animal’s drinking, eating, running, and sexual behaviour.
  • He also studied the great extent to which animal biological processes can be modified by learned behaviour.

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