Sustained attention under thermal stress.

@article{Hancock1986SustainedAU,
  title={Sustained attention under thermal stress.},
  author={Peter A. Hancock},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={1986},
  volume={99 2},
  pages={263-81}
}
This article reviews the effects of the thermal environment on vigilance. A reinterpretation of early and contemporary studies contradicts the existing notion that vigilance is facilitated in ambient temperatures that exceed a comfortable level. Rather, performance is degraded as thermal homeostasis of the observer is disturbed. Significant breakdown in capability becomes manifest with measurable perturbation to deep body temperature. This assertion requires that conditions induce a dynamic… CONTINUE READING

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