Student's t-test | ||||
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Light parameters | Control^{*} (N=8) | MT+PRL (N=8) | t-value | P-value |
L_{max} (Mq s^{–1} cm^{–2}) | 1 | 1.51±0.52 | 0.98 | 0.3588 |
L_{tot} (Tq h^{–1} cm^{–2}) | 1 | 0.92±0.25 | –0.31 | 0.7683 |
TL_{max} (min)^{†} | 1 | 1.00±0.08 | 0.04 | 0.9661 |
TL_{max} (min)^{‡} | 1 | 0.54±0.11 | –4.09 | 0.0046 |
MT, melatonin; PRL, prolactin; L_{max}, maximum intensity of light emission; L_{tot}, total light emission; Mq s^{–1} cm^{–2}, megaquanta per second per square centimetre; Tq h^{–1} cm^{–2}, teraquanta per hour per square centimetre
↵* Control is the sum of the values obtained for prolactin (PRL) and melatonin (MT) tested separately
↵† Student t-test performed using TL_{max} (time between stimulation and maximum intensity light emission) of PRL injected alone as control value
↵‡ Student t-test performed using TL_{max} of MT injected alone as control value