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Table 3 Thermal detection thresholds at different baseline temperatures

From: Sex differences in thermal detection and thermal pain threshold and the thermal grill illusion: a psychophysical study in young volunteers

  Sex Baseline temperature (°C)
20 25 30 35 40
Warm threshold (°C) 4.6 ± 1.07 N = 179 2.8 ± 1.06 N = 225 2.0 ± 1.03 N = 356 1.6 ± 1.02, N = 364 1.4 ± 1.02 N = 352
6.1 ± 1.11 N = 84 3.8 ± 1.08 N = 134 2.4 ± 1.04 N = 212 1.9 ± 1.02 N = 228 1.8 ± 1.03 N = 217
Cold threshold (°C) −1.7 ± 1.02 N = 338 −1.0 ± 1.02 N = 356 −0.9 ± 1.02 N = 375 −2.2 ± 1.03 N = 321 −3.3 ± 1.05 N = 253
−2.0 ± 1.03 N = 191 −1.2 ± 1.03 N = 227 −1.1 ± 1.03 N = 238 −2.6 ± 1.04 N = 202 −4.4 ± 1.06 N = 135
  1. Thermal detection thresholds are listed as °C from baseline (mean ± SEM) for N subjects at different baseline temperatures