Feeling cold is contagious

Harrison, Neil A (2016) Feeling cold is contagious. Temperature, 3 (1). pp. 20-22. ISSN 2332-8940

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Abstract

Seeing someone plunge into an ice-cold bath induces feelings of cold. However, it was recently demonstrated that viewing another's skin temperature change also induces a small congruent temperature change in the observer. This synchronization suggests top-down influences on peripheral temperature regulation mechanisms and lends supports to somatic-simulation theories of inter-subjectivity.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Neuroscience
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Depositing User: Jonathan Williams
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2015 12:36
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2017 02:40
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/56628

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