Given: a brain cell has an average temperature, T.

If: perpetual brain activity pattern, X ; has an average conductive resistance, R;

Therefore: Could it be rationally assumed that activity pattern X, increases T, by a factor of R?

  • $\begingroup$ Most likely nobody knows. $\endgroup$ – D J Sims Jul 3 '16 at 17:27
  • $\begingroup$ The brain waves you refer to are actually not actual waves from the brain. Instead, they are the result of mathematical decomposition of raw data and I don't believe you can link warmth production with those. It may be easier to ask/answer how much energy is consumed during (or after) an action potential in one cell/network of cells, when pumps distribute sodium, calcium and potassium. $\endgroup$ – Robin Kramer Jul 3 '16 at 17:55
  • $\begingroup$ As @RobinKramer points out, this question does not make much sense. Brainwaves do not have a temperature, as they are voltage differences. For what its worth - photons lack a temperature. In general, a physical body with a defined mass can have a temperature, and hence, afaik, radiation lacks a temperature. However,a related question on Physics goes into more detail on radiation and temperature and states that some radiation can be assigned a temperature. In all, I vote to close as question is unclear $\endgroup$ – AliceD Jul 4 '16 at 20:18
  • $\begingroup$ You just blew my mind , I didn't know photons that photons lack temperature. You're right my question makes no sense. I'll see if I can wrap my head around it in the physics section. Thanx $\endgroup$ – user3302435 Jul 8 '16 at 3:03
  • $\begingroup$ @RobinKramer you bring up an interesting approach in terms of measuring the cells energy consumption, can it be then safely assumed that different brain cells can produce and consume different amounts of heat energy transfer? $\endgroup$ – user3302435 Jul 8 '16 at 12:30