Thermal pleasure in built environments: physiology of alliesthesia

@article{Parkinson2015ThermalPI,
  title={Thermal pleasure in built environments: physiology of alliesthesia},
  author={Thomas Parkinson and Richard de Dear},
  journal={Building Research \& Information},
  year={2015},
  volume={43},
  pages={288 - 301}
}
International standards that define thermal comfort in uniform environments are based on the steady-state heat balance equation that posits ‘neutrality’ as the optimal occupant comfort state for which environments are designed. But thermal perception is more than an outcome of a deterministic, steady-state heat balance. Thermal alliesthesia is a conceptual framework to understand the hedonics of a much larger spectrum of thermal environments than the more thoroughly researched concept of… 
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