Can Humans Really Feel Temperature?

published 8 years ago by Neptune Studios

A look at what it means for something to be hot or cold.

This podcast is brought to you by science alert the Facebook page that connects engages and inspire science enthusiasts worldwide follow us at Facebook.com slash science alert or science alert.com. Uhhuh temperature of regular stuff is basically just a measurement of the jiggly ness of the atoms and molecules that make that stuff up more jiggling higher temperature less jiggling lower temperature of course when something's at a high temperature it feels hot and what's in these at a low temperature it feels cold right now and not exactly if you touch a piece of metal and the book that have been sitting in your fridge the metal will feel much colder than the book Derek of their task integrate video on this but you really have to try it for yourself to believe it the metal and the book are modestly at the same temperature as measured by a thermometer but the metal feels colder this isn't just a trick of the mind although we experience the battle as colder than the book for a very physical reason metal is a conductor and paper is an insulator so the energy or Gigli ness of the molecules in our hands is absorbed ...

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