Feedback-aided self-regulation of skin temperature with a single feedback locus - I. Acquisition and reversal training

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  • A technique has been developed that enables most humans to establish rapid self-regulatory control of their own skin temperature when provided with immediate visual feedback information concerning variations in local skin temperature. Training took place during 15-min periods within 45-min sessions. Clear evidence of learning was usually manifested within 4 sessions. After acquisition occurred, mean change per session was approximately 2.2° F, ranging up to 6.5° F. Training was continued with some subjects who were taught to alter temperature in opposite directions during successive periods on the same day. After practice, these subjects routinely displayed ranges of 9-14° F within 15 min. © 1976 Plenum Publishing Corporation.
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  • Taub E; Emurian CS
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