Alterations in cognitive performance during passive hyperthermia are task dependent

@inproceedings{Gaoua2011AlterationsIC,
  title={Alterations in cognitive performance during passive hyperthermia are task dependent},
  author={Nadia Gaoua and S{\'e}bastien Racinais and Justin R Grantham and Farid El Massioui},
  booktitle={International journal of hyperthermia : the official journal of European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology, North American Hyperthermia Group},
  year={2011}
}
The objectives of this study were to (1) assess the effect of passive heating upon attention and memory task performance, and (2) evaluate the effectiveness of the application of cold packs to the head on preserving these functions. Using a counter-balance design 16 subjects underwent three trials: a control (CON, 20°C, 40% rH), hot (HOT, 50°C, 50% rH) and hot with the head kept cool (HHC). In each condition, three attention tests and two memory tests were performed. Mean core, forehead and… CONTINUE READING
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