When a person lies ‘Pinocchio effect’ is observed. The temperature of the tip of your nose up or down. It also increases your body temperature in the orbital muscle in the inner corner of the eye. In addition, if we make a great mental effort, the temperature drops in the nose and before an anxiety attack there is a general rise in facial temperature.
Pioneering research conducted in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Granada (UGR). Researchers have discovered new applications of thermography based on the technique in which detection of the temperature of the body is applied to many areas such as industry , construction and medicine.
In situations where a subject performs a mental effort the facial temperature changes occur.
Emilio Gomez and Elvira Salazar Lopez Milan have first applied this technique to the field of psychology and obtained new results. Because it is possible to detect sexual desire and arousal of both male and female by the increase in local temperature in the chest area and genital area.
His work has shown that, at the physiological level, men and women are excited at the same time, although case is little different in case of pregnant Woman.
Moreover, scientists have discovered that, in situations where a subject performs a mental effort-face difficult tasks to be evaluated or to lie about facts- then the thermal facial changes occur.
So, when we lie about our feelings, the temperature changes occur in the nose and is active in the brain structure called the insula which is part of the brain reward system if there are real feelings (called qualia) it is not show transformation.
The insula is involved in the detection and regulation of body temperature, so there is a large negative correlation between the activity of this structure and the magnitude of temperature change: more activity in the insular cortex (the higher the visceral feeling), less change heat is produced and vice versa , experts stressed.
The thermal footprint of flamenco
They have also obtained thermal fingerprint, ie body patterns of temperature change specific, aerobic exercise and different types of dance, such as ballet.
“When a person dances flamenco-Elvira Salazar explains, the temperature decreases and increases buttocks forearms. This is the thermal footprint of flamenco, but each type of dance has its own footprint “.
Scientists have shown that detection of body temperature asymmetries between the two sides of the body and local changes in temperature (up and down around a degree) relates, in addition to the physical, mental and emotional changes in the person.
“In this sense, the Thermogram gives a somatic marker of subjective or mental states and allows us to see what the person is feeling or thinking,” says Salazar.
Additionally, thermography to evaluate emotions serves as the thermal facial pattern is different and to determine the emotional contagion.
“For example, people with high empathy, if they see someone suffering electric shocks in the forearm, then their forearm temperature increases.”
In addition, in certain neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis, the body does not regulate temperature well against heat and cold which is detected by a Thermogram. Other applications of thermography are to determine the pattern of body fat, something very useful for weight loss programs and fitness and body temperature changes in celiacs, people with anorexia, etc.