Body ther­mo­stat makes you shiver

Science Illustrated - - SENSES -

One of the most im­por­tant senses mea­sures your tem­per­a­ture, which should be 36.4-37.1 °C, - the tem­per­a­ture at which most of the body’s en­zymes work most ef­fi­ciently. The hy­po­thal­a­mus brain re­gion con­trols your tem­per­a­ture and reg­u­lates me­tab­o­lism, blood flow, and sweat pro­duc­tion based on data from sen­sors in the skin, etc. If you are too cold, the hy­po­thal­a­mus makes the mus­cles, etc., trem­ble, pro­duc­ing ex­tra heat.

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