Cutaneous Warm and Cool Sensation Thresholds and the Inter-threshold Zone in Malaysian and Japanese Males

Published on Feb 1, 2010in Journal of Thermal Biology1.902
· DOI :10.1016/j.jtherbio.2009.11.002
Joo-Young Lee23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Kyushu University),
Mohamed Saat8
Estimated H-index: 8
(RMIT: RMIT University)
+ 4 AuthorsYutaka Tochihara22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Kyushu University)
Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate ethnic differences in cutaneous thermal sensation thresholds and the inter-threshold sensory zone between tropical (Malaysians) and temperate natives (Japanese). The results showed that (1) Malaysian males perceived warmth on the forehead at a higher skin temperature ( T sk ) than Japanese males ( p T sk in Malaysians ( p p T sk and slower at an identical speed of warming, and had a wider range of the inter-threshold sensory zone than temperate natives.
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