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I am asking this question to supplement my preliminary research to conduct a lab experiment. The research I have done so far has not provided any specifics or explanations of how exactly the process occurs. To me it seems like the body would increase blood flow to the skin's surface to help keep the body warm, thus increasing the heart rate. However, this is not the case. Why do lower or higher temperatures have the effect that they do? Also, what increase or decrease in temperature would produce a noticeable effect in heart rate?
Re: How (and mostly why) does temperature affect the heart rate?
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