Temporal Course of Thermal Adaptation

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Science  04 Mar 1966:
Vol. 151, Issue 3714, pp. 1095-1096
DOI: 10.1126/science.151.3714.1095


Previous methods for measuring the range and temporal course of adaptation to thermal stimuli are difficult to use. A technique requiring subjects to adjust the temperature of the stimulator to maintain a just-de-tectable sensation is described. Complete adaptation occurs to temperatures within the range between 28° and 37.5° C in about 25 minutes.