Human thermoregulatory behavior during a conflict between cold discomfort and money

@article{Johnson1983HumanTB,
  title={Human thermoregulatory behavior during a conflict between cold discomfort and money},
  author={K. G. Johnson and Michel Cabanac},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  year={1983},
  volume={30},
  pages={145-150}
}
A conflict was contrived between thermal and non-thermal drives in humans to study the effects of varying degrees of voluntary suppression of behavioral temperature regulation. Five, young, near-nude males were paid 2, 5, 10, 20 or 40 cents per min to expose themselves to increasing cold (15 degrees to 0 degree C in 2 hours), after being instructed to terminate the exposure as soon as the cold discomfort exceeded the monetary reward. The duration of voluntary cold exposure was approximately… CONTINUE READING