Relationship between alertness, performance, and body temperature in humans.

  title={Relationship between alertness, performance, and body temperature in humans.},
  author={Kenneth P. Wright and Joseph T. Hull and Charles A. Czeisler},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology},
  volume={283 6},
Body temperature has been reported to influence human performance. Performance is reported to be better when body temperature is high/near its circadian peak and worse when body temperature is low/near its circadian minimum. We assessed whether this relationship between performance and body temperature reflects the regulation of both the internal biological timekeeping system and/or the influence of body temperature on performance independent of circadian phase. Fourteen subjects participated… CONTINUE READING
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