Towards a psycho-physiological model of thermal perception

Auliciems A. (1981) Towards a psycho-physiological model of thermal perception. International Journal of Biometeorology, 25 2: 109-122. doi:10.1007/BF02184458


Author Auliciems A.
Title Towards a psycho-physiological model of thermal perception
Journal name International Journal of Biometeorology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-7128
Publication date 1981-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF02184458
Volume 25
Issue 2
Start page 109
End page 122
Total pages 14
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Subject 2737 Physiology (medical)
2304 Environmental Chemistry
2300 Environmental Science
1902 Film, Television and Digital Media
1314 Physiology
1304 Biophysics
Abstract Recommendations for indoor thermal requirements have been based upon verbalized responses on traditional assumptions that (1) minimal thermoregulatory activity may be equated to maximum subjective acceptability (2) sensations and levels of discomfort are synonymous and (3) perception of warmth is exclusively the function of thermal stimulus - physiological response. These concepts are reviewed in the light of recent researches which indicate the inadequacy of the existing physiological models and methods of research. In particular, recognition is made of higher levels of mental integration of information flows which, it is argued, must include parameters of past cultural and climatic experiences and expectations. The aim is to initiate a more holistic approach to research into human thermal environments, and, a clearer definition of concepts significant to practical application.
Q-Index Code C1
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