Paradoxical Undressing

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People who are freezing to death will often remove all their clothes, as if they were burning up. This strange behavior (referred to as “paradoxical undressing”) is caused by a cold-induced paralysis of nerves, which creates a sensation of extreme warmth. This leads people to try to cool down by undressing, even though they’re freezing. Because of this, people who have frozen to death are often found naked and are misidentified as victims of violent crime.

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