If you have a cold nose, fret not! You’re not a dog, you’re just working really hard! According to a new studyat the University of Nottingham, the temperature of your nose could actually depend on how hard your brain is working.
A neurological study done on 14 volunteers shows that the more mentally overwhelmed they were, the colder their nose. Thermal imaging cameras were used to track the participants’ brains conducting mental tasks. The findings concluded that the nose temperature correlated with mental work load.
The study’s authors are now working with Airbus to see if placing thermal imaging cameras in cockpits could help track pilots’ mental pressures while they fly.