• Question: Why do we perceive the lunar effect?

    Asked by cruelladevil to Daren, Jenny on 27 Jun 2014.
    • Photo: Daren Fearon

      Daren Fearon answered on 27 Jun 2014:


      There is no evidence for any effect of the lunar cycle on human biology or behaviour.

    • Photo: Jenny Eyley

      Jenny Eyley answered on 27 Jun 2014:


      Although there’s no evidence that the moon has an effect on human behaviour, there have been studies where scientists have watched what they do during different stages of the moon. You can see some of the things they found out here:
      http://www.livescience.com/37928-ways-the-moon-affects-animals.html
      They suggest it might be because a full moon is a good signal to animals to all do something together!

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