Abstract details

Abstract-ID: 2115
Session: [PS-PL02] Performance in the Heat: What Happens in your Head?
Lecture room: Ambassador
Date & time: 05.07.2012 / 11:30 - 12:45
Title of the paper: PLEASURE AND OPTIMIZATION OF MUSCULAR EXERCISE
Authors: Cabanac, M.
Institution: Laval University
Department: Faculty of Medecine
Country: Canada
Abstract text:

The results of experiments with human subjects showed that pleasure was the optimizer of all decision making. In the case of muscular work, maximization of sensory pleasure optimized physiological functioning. What was most defended against the excess heat produced by muscular work was brain temperature.

Topic: Physiology
Keyword I: Muscular work
Keyword II: Behavior
Keyword III: Pleasure