The effects of moderate heat stress on mental performance.

  title={The effects of moderate heat stress on mental performance.},
  author={David P Wyon and Ivar Andersen and Gudmar Lundqvist},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  volume={5 4},
Moderate heat stress is believed to affect mental performance by lowering levels of arousal. Conscious effort can counteract this effect. In most experiments, raised temperatures are perceived at the start by subjects and can act as a stimulus to exert conscious effort. In practice, temperatures usually rise slowly and may therefore have a more marked effect. Thirty-six male and 36 female 17-year-old subjects in standard cotton uniforms (0.7 clo) were exposed in groups of four in a climate… CONTINUE READING