PMID: 5909781Mar 4, 1966

Temporal course of thermal adaptation

D R Kenshalo, H A Scott


Previous methods for measuring the range and temporal course of adaptation to thermal stimuli are difficult to use. A technique requiring subjects to adjust the temperature of the stimulator to maintain a just-de-tectable sensation is described. Complete adaptation occurs to temperatures within the range between 28 degrees and 37.5 degrees C in about 25 minutes.


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