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Table 3 Results of performance tests before and after office light (OL) and bright light (BL) exposure

From: Impact of a single, short morning bright light exposure on tryptophan pathways and visuo- and sensorimotor performance: a crossover study

  OL exposure BL exposure p value (OL vs. BL)
Before After p value Before After p value
Visuomotor performance
 CR [n] 55.1 ± 4.3 56.6 ± 2.6* 0.021 55.6 ± 3.0 56.7 ± 2.0* 0.033 0.739
 TRT [s] 0.63 ± 0.09 0.64 ± 0.08 0.803 0.63 ± 0.08 0.63 ± 0.08 0.975 0.959
 RTCR [s] 0.64 ± 0.09 0.64 ± 0.08 0.843 0.64 ± 0.08 0.64 ± 0.08 0.706 0.813
 RTFR [s] 2.45 ± 1.62 1.96 ± 0.37 0.223 2.16 ± 0.64 2.32 ± 1.54 0.626 0.128
 FR [n] 4.9 ± 4.3 3.4 ± 2.6* 0.021 4.4 ± 3.0 3.3 ± 2.0* 0.033 0.739
Sensorimotor performance
 Az [m/s2] 0.60 ± 0.27 0.47 ± 0.17* 0.028 0.53 ± 0.17 0.47 ± 0.18* 0.005 0.275
  1. Values represent mean values ± standard deviations
  2. OL office light, BL bright light, A z deviation from horizontal plane, CR correct reactions, TRT total reaction time, RTCR reaction time correct reactions, RTFR reaction time false reactions, FR false reactions
  3. *p < 0.05 compared to before light treatment