Separation of the effects of raised skin and core temperature on performance of a pursuit rotor task.

@article{Allan1979SeparationOT,
  title={Separation of the effects of raised skin and core temperature on performance of a pursuit rotor task.},
  author={J R Allan and Thomas Milner Gibson},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={1979},
  volume={50 7},
  pages={
          678-82
        }
}
Performance of a pursuit rotor task was studied during induced cycles of core temperature between limits of 37.9 degrees C and 38.5 degrees C. At each level of core temperature tested (37.9 degrees C, 38.5 degrees C, and 38.5 degrees C) performance was significantly worse during heating, when skin temperatures were high, than during cooling. The observed decrements were 13.6% at 37.9 degrees C, 16.0% at 38.2 degrees C and 18.1% at 38.5 degrees C. While it may be true that the performance… CONTINUE READING

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