Working and learning capability were found to be impaired in a setting of uncomfortable indoor microclimate conditions such as warm temperature and/or poor air quality , . In a previous study  we observed that an increase in classroom temperature of about 2°C from a “neutral” temperature set point (22.4 ± 0.1 °C) during a lecture, induced students' subjective thermal discomfort and a shift of the cardiac autonomic control towards a sympathetic predominance. In addition, during the warmer condition the student's cognitive performance was significantly impaired . Other authors reported a progressive increase of cognitive achievement for every 1°C of temperature decrease  within the classroom temperature range of 20–25 °C, suggesting an inverted U-shape relationship between ambient temperature and cognitive performance peaking at 21.6°C . Little is known about the effect of a cool classroom microclimate on cardiac autonomic control and cognitive performance of students attending a 2-hour long lecture.
Effect of a cool classroom microclimate on symbolic indexes of cardiac autonomic control and cognitive performances in undergraduate students / F. Barbic, M. Minonzio, B. Cairo, L. Cerina, D. Shiffer, S. Rigo, E. Nappi, A. Bisoglio, P. Verzeletti, F. Badilini, M. Vaglio, M. Santambrogio, R. Gatti, A. Porta, F. Dipaola, R. Furlan - In: 2020 11th Conference of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations (ESGCO)[s.l] : IEEE, 2020. - ISBN 9781728157528. - pp. 1-2 (( Intervento presentato al 11. convegno Conference of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations (ESGCO) tenutosi a Pisa nel 2020.
|Titolo:||Effect of a cool classroom microclimate on symbolic indexes of cardiac autonomic control and cognitive performances in undergraduate students|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore ING-INF/06 - Bioingegneria Elettronica e Informatica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ESGCO49734.2020.9158047|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|