Today's MessagePosted: Friday, November 9, 2018
Biology-GLC Seminar: 'Regulation of Body Temperature by Autonomic and Behavioral Thermoeffectors' - November 12
Please join the Biology Department and the Great Lakes Center for the seminar "Regulation of Body Temperature by Autonomic and Behavioral Thermoeffectors," presented by Zachary Schlader, assistant professor in the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at the University at Buffalo, on Monday, November 12, from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. in Bulger Communication Center 424. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome.
Thermoregulation is accomplished via autonomic and behavioral responses. Recent evidence indicates that autonomic responses may influence decisions to behaviorally thermoregulate. For instance, in addition to changes in body temperature, skin wettedness and involuntary muscle contraction, which occur subsequent to sweating and shivering, likely modulate thermal behavior. This talk will provide an overview of temperature regulation in humans as it occurs via both autonomic and behavioral responses.