Effects of heat stress on cognitive performance: the current state of knowledge

  title={Effects of heat stress on cognitive performance: the current state of knowledge},
  author={P. Hancock and I. Vasmatzidis},
  journal={International Journal of Hyperthermia},
  pages={355 - 372}
  • P. Hancock, I. Vasmatzidis
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Hyperthermia
  • This paper discusses the current state of knowledge on the effects of heat stress on cognitive performance. Although substantial research has been performed, it has proven difficult to describe the literature findings in a systematic manner. This is due to the large number of factors that come into play, such as task type, exposure duration, skill and acclimatization level of the individual and due to the absence of a concise theory on which experimental work can be based. However, two trends… CONTINUE READING

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