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Skin Temperature Modifies the Pleasantness of Thermal Stimuli

Naturevolume 247pages473475 (1974) | Download Citation

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MUCH of human temperature regulation is mediated by behaviour, and thermoregulatory behaviour is guided in large measure by thermal sensations, particularly their affective components, that is, their pleasantness or unpleasantness. When we feel unpleasantly cold or warm, we turn the thermostat up or down, put a sweater on or take it off.

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  1. John B. Pierce Foundation Laboratory and Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 06519

    • LAWRENCE E. MARKS
    •  & RICHARD R. GONZALEZ

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