Is it cold or warm?

@foxyfire33 (10009)
United States
February 11, 2007 10:24am CST
Have you ever noticed that 50 degrees in July feels cold but 50 degrees in January feels warm? Why do you think this is? Does it have to do with the sun's rays or is it our bodies perception of temperature in comparison to the normal temperature of these months?
2 responses
@pilbara (1436)
• Australia
12 Feb 07
It's a matter of perception. We quickly become acclimatised to temperatures so if we have a lot of days were the temperature is in the high 30's then a temperature of 20 will feel cold. It's a bit like blowing on things, in winter we might blow on our hands to warm them up, but if we have a hot drink we blow on it to cool it down.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
11 Feb 07
In my experience I think it's our bodies perception of temperature in comparison to normal temperature of these months. Feeling warm or cold is a matter of comparision. This change of temperatures in the circumstances mentioned above may give us a wrong impression that we will feel differently at a same temperature.