[サイエンスショップ] 第7回 兵庫サイエンス E-cafe 「温度の感じ方を決めるものは何か?」

7th Hyogo Science E-cafe "Factors influencing the perception of temperature"

Central and peripheral thermoreceptors are distributed all over the body and are responsible for both sensory and thermoregulatory responses to maintain thermal equilibrium. Behavioural thermoregulation is an important defence mechanism against thermal disturbances and is primarily controlled by peripheral thermoreceptors. Once stimulated they provide immediate feedback about the thermal state of the body and initiate a set of desired actions to correct the thermal imbalance. There are numerous factors that influence our perception of temperature including sex, age, acclimation or fitness status to name a few. But regional differences in thermal sensation to a hot or cold stimulus are often limited to male participants, in a rested state and cover minimal locations across the body. In this presentation, Dr Nicola Gerrett will present information explaining why data collected on males cannot be generalised for females and the influential role exercise has on our perception of temperature. The research presented has been used by a European sports clothing company to design clothing that will optimise thermoregulation and maintain wearer comfort.

Guest
Nicola Gerrett (Kobe University)
Date
Monday, April 25th, 2016
Time
18:30 - 20:30
Location
2nd floor, NESCAFÉ Sannomiya, Kobe
Seating capacity
30 people
Cost
800 yen (for Cafe Drinks, Sandwich+sweets)
To Register
E-mail your name to The Hyogo Science Coalition at:
HSE-CAFE [at] radix [dot] h [dot]kobe-u [dot] ac [dot] jp
Email by Friday, April 22nd, space is limited to 30 people
Organized by
Hyogo Science Coalition & Kobe Univesity Science Shop

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