Roberto Refinetti

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Roberto Refinetti
Refinetti2008.jpg
Roberto Refinetti, 2008
Born (1957-11-19)19 November 1957
São Paulo, Brazil
Residence Idaho, U.S.A.
Nationality Brazilian
Fields Physiology
Philosophy
Psychology
Institutions University of São Paulo
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Illinois
University of Virginia
College of William and Mary
University of South Carolina
Boise State University
Alma mater University of California, Santa Barbara
Known for Circadian Physiology
Influences Gaston Bachelard
B. F. Skinner
Jean Piaget
Michel Foucault
Jürgen Aschoff

Roberto Refinetti (/rəˈbərt rəfɪˈnɛtɪ/; born November 19, 1957) is a behavioral physiologist, philosopher of science, and higher-education administrator. He is best known for his book Circadian Physiology.

Biography[edit]

Roberto Refinetti was born in São Paulo, Brazil on November 19, 1957.[1] After attending a selective Catholic school for primary and secondary education,[2] he went to two universities simultaneously and earned a baccalaureate degree in philosophy from the Pontifical Catholic University[3] and a baccalaureate degree in psychology from the University of São Paulo,[4] both in 1981.[5] He earned a master's degree in experimental psychology at the University of São Paulo two years later and then traveled to California, where he completed a doctoral program in psychology (with concentration in biopsychology) at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1987.[5]

After finishing his doctorate, Refinetti returned to Brazil briefly but went back to the United States to marry a former fellow graduate student. The marriage did not last long but led to the birth of Refinetti's one and only natural child, his daughter Lauren.[6] In 2000, when living in South Carolina, Refinetti married Tracy Tolleson, who had a 4-year-old son from a previous marriage called Brendan.[6] The three of them (with occasional visits by Lauren) lived for 15 years in the Fripp-Fishburne House, a privately owned historical house in Walterboro, South Carolina before moving to Boise, Idaho in 2014.

Refinetti at age 21

In his younger years, Refinetti had a strong side-interest in the arts and made excursions into poetry, photography, and music. His epic poem Robertti I (published in Portuguese when he was 20 years old)[7] was positively reviewed by the president of the Brazilian Academy of Letters.[8] A selection of Refinetti's musical compositions and arrangements is archived in the United States Copyright Office.[9]

In his professional career, Refinetti has held a variety of positions, most often but not always in academic settings. After completing graduate school, he was assistant professor of psychology at the University of São Paulo (1986–1988) but soon moved to the United States, where he sequentially held the positions of post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara (1988–1989), post-doctoral fellow at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1989–1990), post-doctoral fellow at the University of Virginia (1990–1992), assistant professor of psychology at the College of William & Mary (1992–1997), manager of professional publications at Montage Media Corporation, in New Jersey (1997–1998), private practitioner (consulting) in Birmingham, Alabama (1998–1999), assistant/associate/full professor and academic dean at a regional campus of the University of South Carolina (1999–2014), and professor and department chair at Boise State University (2014–present).[10] Since 2001, he has also been an adjunct professor in the school of veterinary medicine of the University of Messina, in Italy. His professional responsibilities as a university faculty member have consistently included teaching, research, and service, with an increase in the service component starting in 2006.

Work[edit]

Physiology[edit]

Cover of the second edition of Circadian Physiology

Refinetti is best known as the author of Circadian Physiology, a comprehensive book on circadian rhythms (first edition: 1999; second edition: 2006).[11] The book was written to be accessible to researchers, clinicians, and general readers, and has often been used as a textbook for university courses on biological rhythms. It reviews in detail the extensive scientific literature in the field, covering history and methods in chronobiology, the natural history (phenomenology) of biological rhythms, endogenous and exogenous processes of rhythm generation and modulation, neural and molecular substrates, and applications in sports and entertainment, business, and medicine.[12]

Although perhaps eclipsed by his book, his research program has made significant contributions to scientific knowledge on animal behavior,[13][14][15] animal physiology,[16][17][18][19] behavioral neuroscience,[20][21][22] human psychophysics,[23][24][25] and other behavioral and autonomic processes (see Publications below). He also published a number of important articles on data analysis procedures.[26][27][28][29]

Refinetti has had a strong presence in the process of scientific publishing by serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Circadian Rhythms (2003–present)[30] and Sexuality & Culture (2010–present, Managing Editor 1997–2009),[31] Section Editor of BMC Physiology,[32] editorial board member of the American Journal of Physiology,[33] the Journal of Thermal Biology,[34] and Acta Scientiae Veterinariae,[35] and ad hoc peer-reviewer for more than 40 other professional journals.[36] He has served as consultant for numerous journalists and media producers on a variety of topics related to biological rhythms, as recorded in newspaper articles on seasonal affective disorder,[37] on daylight-saving time,[38] on the pervasiveness of circadian rhythms,[39] and on myths about lunar cycles in human behavior.[40] His laboratory's web site (circadian.org), developed in 1996, receives over 10,000 visitors each year, half of them being biomedical researchers and half being members of the general public.

Philosophy[edit]

Refinetti became interested in philosophy as a teenager. While a day-time university student in psychology, he attended a different university at night and earned a B.A. degree in philosophy.[10] He published his first philosophical essay ("Eulogy of the Relative") as part of his book of poems while he was still an undergraduate student.[7] Relativism (or, as he preferred, relativity) was the central focus of his interest in philosophy of science, which, for him, was the important part of philosophy. Relativity refers to the contention that moral values and/or factual beliefs are not good or correct in themselves but are good or correct only in reference to other values or beliefs. As a scientist, Refinetti was well aware of the apparent conflict between scientific realism (see Philosophical realism) and philosophical relativity (see Relativism). In his view, many self-appointed defenders of science are ignorant of philosophical relativity and make unjustifiable absolutist claims, whereas many self-proclaimed relativists are ignorant of science and scientific methods, so that enlightenment comes from avoiding either extreme.[41]

Although he did not publish extensively in philosophy, Refinetti did publish short essays on epistemological issues related to behaviorism,[42][43] homeostasis,[44] information processing,[45] and science education.[46] His 1992 book, Philosophy of Physiological Psychology, is available on his laboratory's web site.[47]

Higher Education Administration[edit]

After 20 years in academia administering his own research program as a faculty member and the research programs of others as a journal editor, ad hoc peer reviewer, and review panel member for funding agencies, Refinetti took on the position of academic dean at a satellite campus of the University of South Carolina in 2006.[36] As the academic dean, he dealt with issues of program assessment, faculty compensation, tenure and promotion, conflicts of interest, affirmative action, course scheduling, innovations in teaching strategies, support of faculty research, and other academic matters. He currently deals with similar issues as the chair of the department of psychology at Boise State University, but now has more time to dedicate to teaching and research.

Awards[edit]

Refinetti (right) receiving the Carolina Trustee Professorship award in 2006

Refinetti was named a Distinguished Professor by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education in 2004, when he was a finalist in the annual process to identify and honor the South Carolina Governor's Professor of the Year.[48]

Refinetti was awarded a Carolina Trustee Professorship by the Board of Trustees of the University of South Carolina in 2006 because of his record of teaching excellence and of outstanding performance in research and in public service activities.[49] This award is the highest honor conferred on a well-rounded faculty member by the flagship university of South Carolina.[50]

Publications[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Refinetti, R. (2006). Circadian Physiology, 2nd Edition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  • Refinetti, R. (1999). Circadian Physiology. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  • Dank, B. M. and Refinetti, R. (Eds.) (1999). The Politics of Sexuality. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.
  • Dank, B. M. and Refinetti, R. (Eds.) (1998). Sex Work and Sex Workers. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.
  • Dank, B. M. and Refinetti, R. (Eds.) (1997). Sexual Harassment and Sexual Consent. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.
  • Refinetti, R. (1992). Philosophy of Physiological Psychology. Electronic publishing (URL: www.circadian.org/PPP/ppp.html).
  • Refinetti, R. (1977). Robertti I. São Paulo: Rumo.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters[edit]

  • Refinetti, R. (2014). Relationship between circadian period and body size in the tau-mutant golden hamster. Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 92: 27-33.
  • Gür, M. K., Bulut, S., Gür, H., and Refinetti, R. (2014) Body temperature patterns and use of torpor in an alpine glirid species, woolly dormouse. Acta Theriologica 59: 299-309.
  • Piccione, G., Giannetto, C., Bertolucci, C., and Refinetti, R. (2013). Daily rhythmicity of circulating melatonin is not endogenously generated in the horse. Biological Rhythm Research 44: 143-149.
  • Smith, S. E., Ramos, R. A., Refinetti, R., Farthing, J. P., and Paterson, P. G. (2013). Protein-energy malnutrition induces an aberrant acute-phase response and modifies the circadian rhythm of core temperature. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 38:844-853.
  • Piccione, G., Gianesella, M., Morgante, M., and Refinetti, R. (2013). Daily rhythmicity of core and surface temperatures of sheep kept under thermoneutrality or in the cold. Research in Veterinary Science 95: 261-265.
  • Mistlberger, R. E., Refinetti, R., and Kriegsfeld, L. J. (2013). Circadian rhythms and physiological processes. In: Kushida, C. A. (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Sleep. New York: Elsevier, vol. 1, pp. 418–425.
  • Refinetti, R. (2012). Integration of biological clocks and rhythms. Comprehensive Physiology 2: 1213-1239.
  • Piccione, G., Giudice, E., Fazio, F., and Refinetti, R. (2011). Association between obesity and reduced body temperature in dogs. International Journal of Obesity 35: 1011-1018.
  • Refinetti, R. (2010). Entrainment of circadian rhythm by ambient temperature cycles in mice. Journal of Biological Rhythms 25: 247-256.
  • Refinetti, R. (2010). The circadian rhythm of body temperature. Frontiers in Bioscience 15: 564-594.
  • Refinetti, R. (2010). Relativism. In: Leeming, D. A., Madden, K. & Marlan, S. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. New York: Springer, pp. 762–764.
  • Refinetti, R. (2010). Body and spirituality. In: Leeming, D. A., Madden, K. & Marlan, S. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. New York: Springer, pp. 109–111.
  • Piccione, G., Fazio, F., Giudice, E., and Refinetti, R. (2009). Body size and the daily rhythm of body temperature in dogs. Journal of Thermal Biology 34: 171–175.
  • Gür, M. K., Refinetti, R., and Gür, H. (2009). Daily rhythmicity and hibernation in the Anatolian ground squirrel under natural and laboratory conditions. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 179: 155–164.
  • Piccione, G., Fazio, F., Caola, G., and Refinetti, R. (2008). Daily rhythmicity of glycemia in four species of domestic animals under various feeding regimes. Journal of Physiological Sciences 58: 271–275.
  • Refinetti, R. (2008). The diversity of temporal niches in mammals. Biological Rhythm Research 39: 173–192.
  • Piccione, G., Fazio, F., Caola, G., and Refinetti, R. (2008). Daily rhythmicity in nutrient content of asinine milk. Livestock Science 116: 323–327.
  • Refinetti, R. (2007). Absence of circadian and photoperiodic conservation of energy expenditure in three rodent species. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 177: 309–318.
  • Piccione, G., Caola, G., and Refinetti, R. (2007). Annual rhythmicity and maturation of physiological parameters in goats. Research in Veterinary Science 83: 239–243.
  • Refinetti, R., Cornélissen, G., and Halberg, F. (2007). Procedures for numerical analysis of circadian rhythms. Biological Rhythm Research 38: 275–325.
  • Piccione, G., Caola, G., and Refinetti, R. (2007). Daily rhythms of liver-function indicators in rabbits. Journal of Physiological Sciences 57: 101–105.
  • Refinetti, R. (2007). Enhanced circadian photo- responsiveness after prolonged dark adaptation in seven species of diurnal and nocturnal rodents. Physiology and Behavior 90: 431–437.
  • Refinetti, R. (2006). Variability of diurnality in laboratory rodents. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 192: 701–714.
  • Piccione, G., Caola, G., and Refinetti, R. (2005). Temporal relationships of 21 physiological variables in horse and sheep. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 142: 389–396.
  • Piccione, G., Caola, G., and Refinetti, R. (2005). Daily rhythms of blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature in fed and fasted male dogs. Journal of Veterinary Medicine A 52: 377–381.
  • Refinetti, R. (2005). Time for sex: nycthemeral distribution of human sexual behavior. Journal of Circadian Rhythms 3: art. 4.
  • Refinetti, R. and Piccione, G. (2005). Intra- and inter-individual variability in the circadian rhythm of body temperature of rats, squirrels, dogs, and horses. Journal of Thermal Biology 30: 139–146.
  • Refinetti, R. (2004). The Nile grass rat as a laboratory animal. Lab Animal 33(9): 54–57.
  • Refinetti, R. (2004). Daily activity patterns of a nocturnal and a diurnal rodent in a semi-natural environment. Physiology and Behavior 82: 285–294.
  • Refinetti, R. (2004). Non-stationary time series and the robustness of circadian rhythms. Journal of Theoretical Biology 227: 571–581.
  • Piccione, G., Caola, G., and Refinetti, R. (2004). Feeble weekly rhythmicity in hematological, cardiovascular, and thermal parameters in the horse. Chronobiology International 21: 571–589.
  • Refinetti, R. (2004). Parameters of photic resetting of the circadian system of a diurnal rodent, the Nile grass rat. Acta Scientiae Veterinariae 32: 1–6.
  • Refinetti, R. (2003). Effects of prolonged exposure to darkness on circadian photic responsiveness in the mouse. Chronobiology International 20: 417–440.
  • Refinetti, R. (2003). Metabolic heat production, heat loss, and the circadian rhythm of body temperature in the rat. Experimental Physiology 88: 423–429.
  • Refinetti, R. and Piccione, G. (2003). Daily rhythmicity of body temperature in the dog. Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 65: 935–937.
  • Piccione, G., Caola, G., and Refinetti, R. (2003). Daily and estrous rhythmicity of body temperature in domestic cattle. BMC Physiology 3: 7.
  • Piccione, G. and Refinetti, R. (2003). Thermal chronobiology of domestic animals. Frontiers in Bioscience 8: s258–264.
  • Refinetti, R. and Laney, M. Y. (2003). Nycthemeral variation in intra-aural temperature and attention/memory but not in physical vigor of assiduous members of a fitness club. Biological Rhythm Research 34: 115-121.
  • Piccione, G., Caola, G., and Refinetti, R. (2003). Circadian rhythms of body temperature and liver function in fed and food-deprived goats. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 134A: 563–572.
  • Piccione, G., Caola, G., and Refinetti, R. (2002). Circadian modulation of starvation-induced hypothermia in sheep and goats. Chronobiology International 19: 531–541.
  • Piccione, G., Caola, G., and Refinetti, R. (2002). Effect of shearing on the core body temperature of three breeds of Mediterranean sheep. Small Ruminant Research 46: 211–215.
  • Refinetti, R. (2002). Compression and expansion of circadian rhythm in mice under long and short photoperiods. Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science 37: 114–127.
  • Piccione, G., Caola, G., and Refinetti, R. (2002). The circadian rhythm of body temperature of the horse. Biological Rhythm Research 33: 113–119.
  • Piccione, G., Caola, G., and Refinetti, R. (2002). Maturation of the daily body temperature rhythm in sheep and horse. Journal of Thermal Biology 27: 333–336.
  • Refinetti, R. (2001). Sexual correctness in academia: The case of a professor. Sexuality & Culture 5(2): 91–94.
  • Refinetti, R. (2001). Dark adaptation in the circadian system of the mouse. Physiology and Behavior 74: 101–107.
  • Refinetti, R. (2000). Circadian rhythm of locomotor activity in the pill bug, Armadillidium vulgare (Isopoda). Crustaceana 73: 575–583.
  • Refinetti, R. (2000). Cinematic depiction of conflicts of interest in romantic relationships. Sexuality & Culture 4(1): 61–74.
  • Refinetti, R. (1999). Keeping up with the research literature through reprint requests. Scientist 13(12): 13.
  • Refinetti, R. (1999). Relationship between the daily rhythms of locomotor activity and body temperature in eight mammalian species. American Journal of Physiology 277: R1493–R1500.
  • Refinetti, R. (1999). Amplitude of the daily rhythm of body temperature in eleven mammalian species. Journal of Thermal Biology 24: 477–481.
  • Daymude, J. A. and Refinetti, R. (1999). Phase-shifting effects of single and multiple light pulses in the golden hamster. Biological Rhythm Research 30: 202–215.
  • Refinetti, R. (1998). Dentistry in the AIDS era: Infection risks and the law. Practical Periodontics & Aesthetic Dentistry 10: 503–506.
  • Refinetti, R. (1998). Influence of early environment on the circadian period of the tau-mutant hamster. Behavior Genetics 28: 153–158.
  • Refinetti, R. (1998). Body temperature and behavior of tree shrews and flying squirrels in a thermal gradient. Physiology and Behavior 63: 517–520.
  • Refinetti, R. (1998). Homeostatic and circadian control of body temperature in the fat-tailed gerbil. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 119A: 295–300.
  • Refinetti, R. (1997). Homeostasis and circadian rhythmicity in the control of body temperature. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 813: 63–70.
  • Refinetti, R. (1997). The effects of ambient temperature on the body temperature rhythm of rats, hamsters, gerbils, and tree shrews. Journal of Thermal Biology 22: 281–284.
  • Refinetti, R. (1997). Phase relationship of the body temperature and locomotor activity rhythms in free-running and entrained rats. Biological Rhythm Research 28 (Suppl.): 19–24.
  • Refinetti, R. (1997). Philosophy of science and physiology education. American Journal of Physiology 272: S31–S35.
  • Refinetti, R. (1997). Circadian rhythm of self-exposure to light in the golden hamster. Behavioural Processes 40: 107–111.
  • Refinetti, R. and Menaker, M. (1997). Is energy expenditure in the hamster primarily under homeostatic or circadian control? Journal of Physiology 501: 449–453.
  • Refinetti, R. and Susalka, S. J. (1997). Circadian rhythm of temperature selection in a nocturnal lizard. Physiology and Behavior 62: 331–336.
  • Refinetti, R. (1996). Ultradian rhythms of body temperature and locomotor activity in wild-type and tau-mutant hamsters. Animal Biology 5: 111–115.
  • Brown, C. M. and Refinetti, R. (1996). Daily rhythms of heat production, body temperature, and locomotor activity in golden hamsters. Journal of Thermal Biology 21: 227–230.
  • Refinetti, R. (1996). Rhythms of body temperature and temperature selection are out of phase in a diurnal rodent, Octodon degus. Physiology and Behavior 60: 959–961.
  • Refinetti, R. (1996). Comparison of the body temperature rhythms of diurnal and nocturnal rodents. Journal of Experimental Zoology 275: 67–70.
  • Shoemaker, J. A. and Refinetti, R. (1996). Day–night difference in the preferred ambient temperature of human subjects. Physiology and Behavior 59: 1001–1003.
  • Refinetti, R. (1996). Demonstrating the consequences of violations of assumptions in between-subjects analysis of variance. Teaching of Psychology 23: 51–54.
  • Watts, R. H., Jr. and Refinetti, R. (1996). Circadian modulation of cold-induced thermogenesis in the golden hamster. Biological Rhythm Research 27: 87–94.
  • Refinetti, R. (1996). The body temperature rhythm of the thirteen-lined ground squirrel, Spermophilus tridecemlineatus. Physiological Zoology 69: 270–275.
  • Osborne, A. R. and Refinetti, R. (1995). Effects of hypothalamic lesions on the body temperature rhythm of the golden hamster. NeuroReport 6: 2187–2192.
  • Refinetti, R. (1995). Body temperature and behavior of golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) and ground squirrels (Spermophilus tridecemlineatus) in a thermal gradient. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 177: 701–705.
  • Refinetti, R. (1995). Persistence of synchronization of the daily rhythms of body temperature and sleep-wake in college students. Biological Rhythm Research 26: 532–540.
  • Refinetti, R. (1995). Rhythms of temperature selection and body temperature are out of phase in the golden hamster. Behavioral Neuroscience 109: 523–527.
  • Refinetti, R. (1995). Effects of suprachiasmatic lesions on temperature regulation in the golden hamster. Brain Research Bulletin 36: 81–84.
  • Refinetti, R. (1994). The contribution of locomotor activity to the generation of the daily rhythm of body temperature in golden hamsters. Physiology and Behavior 56: 829–831.
  • Refinetti, R. (1994). Circadian modulation of ultradian oscillation in the body temperature of the golden hamster. Journal of Thermal Biology 19: 269–275.
  • Refinetti, R., Kaufman, C. M., and Menaker, M. (1994). Complete suprachiasmatic lesions eliminate circadian rhythmicity of body temperature and locomotor activity in golden hamsters. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 175: 223–232.
  • Refinetti, R. (1993). Comparison of six methods for the determination of the period of circadian rhythms. Physiology and Behavior 54: 869–875.
  • Refinetti, R. (1993). A functional model of the mammalian circadian pacemaker. International Journal of Biomedical Computing 32: 45–60.
  • Refinetti, R. and Menaker, M. (1993). Effects of imipramine on circadian rhythms in the golden hamster. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior 45: 27–33.
  • Refinetti, R. and Menaker, M. (1993). Independence of heart rate and circadian period in the golden hamster. American Journal of Physiology 264: R235–R238.
  • Refinetti, R. and Menaker, M. (1992). The circadian rhythm of body temperature. Physiology and Behavior 51: 613–637.
  • Refinetti, R. (1992). Non-parametric procedures for the determination of phase markers of circadian rhythms. International Journal of Biomedical Computing 30: 49–56.
  • Refinetti, R. and Menaker, M. (1992). The circadian rhythm of body temperature of normal and tau-mutant golden hamsters. Journal of Thermal Biology 17: 129–133.
  • Refinetti, R., Nelson, D.E., and Menaker, M. (1992). Social stimuli fail to act as entraining agents of circadian rhythms in the golden hamster. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 170: 181–187.
  • Refinetti, R. (1992). Analysis of the circadian rhythm of body temperature. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments and Computers 24: 28–36.
  • Refinetti, R. and Menaker, M. (1992). Body temperature rhythm of the tree shrew, Tupaia belangeri. Journal of Experimental Zoology 263: 453–457.
  • Refinetti, R. and Menaker, M. (1992). Evidence for separate control of circadian and estrous periodicity in the golden hamster. Behavioral and Neural Biology 58: 27–36.
  • Refinetti, R. (1991). An extremely simple procedure for the analysis of circadian and estrous periodicity. Physiology and Behavior 50: 655–659.
  • Refinetti, R. (1991). Use of chi square periodogram in the analysis of estrous rhythmicity. International Journal of Biomedical Computing 27: 125–132.
  • Refinetti, R. (1991). A prolegomenon to the study of graduate research training. American Journal of Physiology 260: S29–S31.
  • Refinetti, R. (1990). Retrieval performance in online search in thermal physiology. Computers and Biomedical Research 23: 32–36.
  • Refinetti, R., Ma, H., and Satinoff, E. (1990). Body temperature rhythms, cold tolerance, and fever in young and old rats of both genders. Experimental Gerontology 25: 533–543.
  • Refinetti, R. (1990). Experimentally induced disruption of the diurnal rhythm of body temperature of the rat. Biotemas 3: 47–58.
  • Refinetti, R. (1990). International directory of thermal biologists. Journal of Thermal Biology 15: 183–192.
  • Refinetti, R. (1990). Peripheral nervous control of cold induced reduction in the respiratory quotient of the rat. International Journal of Biometeorology 34: 24–27.
  • Refinetti, R. (1990). Is there modal opponency in the thermal senses? Journal of Thermal Biology 15: 255–258.
  • Refinetti, R. and Carlisle, H. J. (1989). Thermoregulation during pentobarbital and ketamine anesthesia in rats. Journal de Physiologie 83: 300–303.
  • Refinetti, R. (1989). Online coverage of the literature on thermal physiology. International Journal of Biomedical Computing 24: 127–131.
  • Refinetti, R. (1989). Body size and metabolic rate in the laboratory rat. Experimental Biology 48: 291–294.
  • Refinetti, R. (1989). Information processing as a central issue in philosophy of science. Information Processing and Management 25: 583–584.
  • Refinetti, R. (1989). Computation of effective body mass for metabolic studies of lean and obese rats. Metabolism 38: 763–766.
  • Refinetti, R. (1989). Partition of heat production in the rat. Biotemas 2: 47–55.
  • Refinetti, R., Carlisle, H. J., and Horvath, S. M. (1989). Respiratory gaseous exchange in the Zucker rat. Respiration Physiology 78: 1–6.
  • Refinetti, R. and Horvath, S. M. (1989). Thermopreferendum of the rat: inter- and intra-subject variabilities. Behavioral and Neural Biology 52: 87–94.
  • Refinetti, R. (1989). Effect of ambient temperature on respiratory quotient of lean and obese Zucker rats. American Journal of Physiology 256: R236–R239.
  • Refinetti, R. (1989). Magnitude estimation of warmth: intra- and intersubject variability. Perception and Psychophysics 46: 81–84.
  • Refinetti, R. (1988). Effect of propranolol on behavioral thermoregulation in rats with lateral hypothalamic lesions. Biotemas 1: 28–32.
  • Refinetti, R. (1988). Effects of food temperature and ambient temperature during a meal on food intake in the rat. Physiology and Behavior 43: 245–247.
  • Refinetti, R. (1988). Problems concerning English–Portuguese translations in psychology. Ciência e Cultura 40: 140–142. (In Portuguese)
  • Refinetti, R. and Refinetti, K. Z. (1988). Absence of metabolic acclimation to cycling temperature conditions in the goldfish. Physiology and Behavior 43: 121–122.
  • Refinetti, R. (1988). The concept of set point in thermal physiology. Manuscrito 11: 47–56.
  • Refinetti, R. (1988). Magnitude estimation of warmth in children. Journal of Thermal Biology 13: 85–88.
  • Refinetti, R. and Carlisle, H. J. (1987). A reevaluation of the role of the lateral hypothalamus in behavioral temperature regulation. Physiology and Behavior 40: 189–192.
  • Refinetti, R. (1987). Easy interpolation. 80 Micro 86: 72–75.
  • Refinetti, R. and Carlisle, H. J. (1987). A computational formula for heat influx in animal experiments. Journal of Thermal Biology 12: 263–266.
  • Refinetti, R. and Carlisle, H. J. (1987). Behavioral heat intake as a function of reward duration in rats. Animal Learning and Behavior 15: 228–237.
  • Refinetti, R. (1987). Prolegomena to the epistemology of radical behaviorism. Manuscrito 10: 85–93. (In Portuguese)
  • Refinetti, R. and Carlisle, H. J. (1986). Effects of lateral hypothalamic lesions on thermoregulation in the rat. Physiology and Behavior 38: 219–228.
  • Refinetti, R. (1986). Time on your side. 80 Micro 77: 82.
  • Refinetti, R. and Carlisle, H. J. (1986). Complementary nature of heat production and heat intake during behavioral thermoregulation in the rat. Behavioral and Neural Biology 46: 64–70.
  • Refinetti, R. and Carlisle, H. J. (1986). Effects of anterior and posterior hypothalamic temperature changes on thermoregulation in the rat. Physiology and Behavior 36: 1099–1103.
  • Refinetti, R. (1986). A display of character. 80 Micro 76: 60.
  • Refinetti, R. (1984). Behavioral temperature regulation in the pill bug, Armadillidium vulgare (Isopoda). Crustaceana 47: 29–43.
  • Refinetti, R. (1983). Thermoregulatory behaviour of Budgerigars in a cold environment. Bird Behaviour 4: 90–92.

Abstracts, Letters, Book Reviews, and Editorials[edit]

  • Refinetti, R. (2013). Franz Halberg (1919–2013). Journal of Biological Rhythms 28: 305. (Obituary)
  • Refinetti, R. (2013). Real women talking about sex. Sexuality & Culture 17: 705-706. (Film Review)
  • Refinetti, R. (2013). Journal of Circadian Rhythms: 10th anniversary. Journal of Circadian Rhythms 11: 1. (Editorial)
  • Refinetti, R. (2013). Review of "Internal Time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You're so Tired". Quarterly Review of Biology 88: 138. (Book Review)
  • Refinetti, R. (2012). About-hourly oscillations of body core temperature in small mammals. 4th International Symposium on Physiology and Pharmacology of Temperature Regulation, Búzios, Brazil, March 22–25. (Abstract)
  • Refinetti, R. (2011). Bayesian mistake. Significance 8: 188. (Letter)
  • Refinetti, R. (2011). Publish and flourish. Science 331: 29. (Letter)
  • Refinetti, R. (2011). Entrainment of circadian rhythms by cycles of ambient temperature in mammals. 3rd World Congress of Chronobiology, Puebla, Mexico, May 5–9. (Abstract)
  • Refinetti, R. (2010). Review of "Seasons of Life: The Biological Rhythms that Enable Living Things to Thrive and Survive". Quarterly Review of Biology 85: 89. (Book Review)
  • Refinetti, R. (2010). Preliminary evidence that the food-entrainable oscillator is not exclusively responsive to food. 12th Meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, Destin, Florida, May 22–26. (Abstract)
  • Refinetti, R. (2010). Sexuality and culture – and beyond. Sexuality & Culture 14:1-4 (Editorial).
  • Basu, P., Singaravel, M., and Refinetti, R. (2009). Motor learning during circadian wheel running: a fresh perspective using a new model rodent, Mus terricolor. 11th Congress of the European Biological Rhythms Society, Strasbourg, France, August 22–28. (Abstract)
  • Refinetti, R. (2008). The fissure was real. APS Observer 21(2): 25–26. (Letter)
  • Refinetti, R. (2008). Entrainment of circadian rhythm by ambient temperature cycle in mice. 11th Meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, Destin, Florida, May 17–21. (Abstract)
  • Refinetti, R. (2007). Testing reveals absence of circadian and photoperiodic conservation of energy expenditure. 7th International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, Salvador, Brazil, August 12–16. (Abstract)
  • Refinetti, R., Cornélissen, G., and Halberg, F. (2006). Unilateral SCN ablation amplifies while bilateral SCN ablation dampens the circadian rhythm in core temperature of hamsters. International Conference on the Frontiers of Biomedical Science: Chronobiology, Chengdu, China, September 24–26. (Abstract)
  • Watanabe, Y., Cornélissen, G., Refinetti, R., Czaplicki, J., Kodera, L., Shimizu, J., Fujita, T., and Halberg, F. (2006). Cardiovascular monitoring at the South Pole reveals two simultaneous circadian components in blood pressure. International Conference on the Frontiers of Biomedical Science: Chronobiology, Chengdu, China, September 24–26. (Abstract)
  • Dank, B. M. & Refinetti, R. (2006). Tenth anniversary and beyond. Sexuality & Culture 10(1): 3–4. (Editorial)
  • Refinetti, R. (2006). Variability of diurnality in laboratory rodents. 10th Meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, Destin, Florida. (Abstract)
  • Refinetti, R. (2005). College admissions and SAT I data bias. APS Observer 18(7): 5. (Letter)
  • Refinetti, R. (2005). Scientists' salaries and academic prestige. Scientist 19(19): 10. (Letter)
  • Refinetti, R. (2005). The Nile grass rat as a laboratory animal for research on circadian rhythms. Thirty-fifth International Congress of Physiological Sciences, San Diego, California. (Abstract)
  • Refinetti, R. (2004). Daily activity patterns of a nocturnal and a diurnal rodent in a semi-natural environment. Ninth Meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, Whistler, Canada. (Abstract)
  • Refinetti, R. (2003). Journal of Circadian Rhythms: 21st-century publishing for 21st-century science. Journal of Circadian Rhythms 1: 1. (Editorial)
  • Refinetti, R. (2003). Circadian and homeostatic regulation of body temperature. Experimental Biology 2003, San Diego, California. (Abstract)
  • Refinetti, R., Piccione, G., and Caola, G. (2002). Maturation of the daily body temperature rhythm in sheep and horse. Experimental Biology 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana. (Abstract)
  • Refinetti, R., Piccione, G., and Caola, G. (2002). Circadian modulation of starvation-induced hypothermia in sheep and goats. Eighth Meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, Jacksonville, Florida. (Abstract)
  • Refinetti, R. (2002). Circadian rhythmicity and homeostasis in small and large mammals. Biological Rhythms in Livestock, Messina, Italy. (Abstract)
  • Refinetti, R. (2000). On being a journal editor: Academics and politics. Sexuality & Culture 4(4): 3–6. (Editorial)
  • Refinetti, R. (1999). Amplitude of the daily rhythm of body temperature in small mammals. Eleventh International Symposium on the Pharmacology of Thermoregulation, Seville, Spain. (Abstract)
  • Dank, B. M. and Refinetti, R. (1999). The politics of sexuality. Sexuality & Culture 3: 1–2. (Editorial)
  • Refinetti, R. (1998). Gender discrimination in physiology. Advances in Physiology Education 19: S102. (Letter)
  • Refinetti, R. (1998). "Big sisterism" not conducive to adult responsibility. Academe 84(6): 4. (Letter)
  • Refinetti, R. (1998). What can we say about sexual harassment? Sexuality & Culture 2: 187–189. (Book Review)
  • Refinetti, R. (1997). Homeostatic and circadian control of body temperature in the fat-tailed gerbil, Pachyuromys duprasi. Thirty-Third International Congress of Physiological Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia. (Abstract)
  • Refinetti, R. (1997). Teaching versus research in academia. Advances in Physiology Education 17: S51–S52. (Letter)
  • Refinetti, R. (1997). Sexual harassment, sexual consent, and beyond. Sexuality & Culture 1: 5–17. (Editorial)
  • Refinetti, R. (1996). Homeostasis and circadian rhythmicity in the control of body temperature. Tenth International Symposium on the Pharmacology of Thermoregulation, Memphis, Tennessee. (Abstract)
  • Refinetti, R. (1996). Comparison of the daily rhythms of body temperature of diurnal and nocturnal rodents. Fifth Meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, Jacksonville, Florida. (Abstract)
  • Refinetti, R. (1995). Separation of homeostatic and circadian control of body temperature in the golden hamster. Physiologist 38 (3): A-26. (Abstract)
  • Dank, B. M. and Refinetti, R. (1995). Student-professor bonds. APA Monitor 26 (9): 4. (Letter)
  • Refinetti, R. (1994). Effects of electrolytic and neurotoxic hypothalamic lesions on the daily rhythm of body temperature in golden hamsters. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 20: 449. (Abstract)
  • Refinetti, R., Kaufman, K. M., and Menaker, M. (1993). Complete suprachiasmatic lesions eliminate circadian rhythmicity of body temperature and locomotor activity in golden hamsters. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 19: 1488. (Abstract)
  • Refinetti, R. and Menaker, M. (1992). Physiological effects of the tau gene. Third Meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, Jacksonville, Florida. (Abstract)
  • Refinetti, R., Rissman, E., and Menaker, M. (1991). Circadian organization of sex behavior in pairs of tau-mutant hamsters. FASEB Journal 5 (5): A1126. (Abstract)
  • Refinetti, R. (1991). Low citation rates: who is to blame? FASEB Journal 5: 2217. (Letter)
  • Refinetti, R. (1990). Investigation of scientific misconduct: virtue or hypocrisy? FASEB Journal 4: 3159–3160. (Letter)
  • Refinetti, R. (1990). The real issue in the antivivisection controversy. Science, Technology, and Human Values 15: 122–123. (Letter)
  • Refinetti, R. (1990). In defense of the least publishable unit. FASEB Journal 4: 128–129. (Letter)
  • Refinetti, R. and Carlisle, H.J. (1986). Heat intake as a function of reward duration. IUPS Satellite Symposium on Thermal Physiology, Calgary, Canada. (Abstract)
  • Refinetti, R. (1983). About unions and ruptures. Behaviorism 11: 115–116. (Letter)
  • Refinetti, R. (1983). Effects of temperature on burrowing in the golden hamster: I. Latency. Ciência e Cultura 35 (Suppl.): 820. (In Portuguese)
  • Refinetti, R. (1983). Nest building in the rat: effects of temperature during the collection phase. Ciência e Cultura 35 (Suppl.): 820–821. (In Portuguese)
  • Refinetti, R. (1983). Conflict between water intake and thermoregulation in the rat. Ciência e Cultura 35 (Suppl.): 821. (In Portuguese)
  • Refinetti, R. (1983). Conflict between food intake and thermoregulation in the goldfish. Ciência e Cultura 35 (Suppl.): 820. (In Portuguese)
  • Refinetti, R. (1982). Thermopreferendum of the sauba ant. Ciência e Cultura 34 (Suppl.): 897. (In Portuguese)
  • Refinetti, R. (1982). Costs of thermoregulatory bar pressing. Ciência e Cultura 34 (Suppl.): 896–897. (In Portuguese)
  • Refinetti, R. (1981). And what about behaviorism? Behaviorism 9: 105–106. (Letter)

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  2. ^ Colégio Santo Américo, São Paulo, Brazil: http://www.csasp.g12.br/
  3. ^ Pontifícia Universidade Católica, São Paulo, Brazil: http://www.pucsp.br/
  4. ^ Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil: http://www4.usp.br
  5. ^ a b Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 1st Edition. New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who's Who, 1997.
  6. ^ a b Who's Who in America, 60th Edition. New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who's Who, 2006.
  7. ^ a b Roberto Refinetti, Robertti I, São Paulo: Rumo, 1977.
  8. ^ Austregésilo de Athayde, "Robertti I," Jornal do Comércio (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), 15 January 1978.
  9. ^ United States Copyright Office, The Music of Roberto Refinetti, Volume 1, Registration Number SRu000458773.
  10. ^ a b Who's Who in the World, 32nd Edition. New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who's Who, 2015.
  11. ^ Roberto Refinetti, Circadian Physiology, Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 2006.
  12. ^ United States Library of Congress, LCCN Permalink: http://lccn.loc.gov/2005050123
  13. ^ Roberto Refinetti and Harry Carlisle, "Behavioral heat intake as a function of reward duration in rats," Animal Learning and Behavior 15: 228-237, 1987.
  14. ^ Roberto Refinetti, "Rhythms of temperature selection and body temperature are out of phase in the golden hamster," Behavioral Neuroscience 109: 523-527, 1995.
  15. ^ Roberto Refinetti, "Variability of diurnality in laboratory rodents," Journal of Comparative Physiology A 192: 701-714,2006.
  16. ^ Roberto Refinetti, "Effect of ambient temperature on respiratory quotient of lean and obese Zucker rats," American Journal of Physiology 256: R236-R239, 1989.
  17. ^ Roberto Refinetti and Michael Menaker, "Independence of heart rate and circadian period in the golden hamster," American Journal of Physiology 264: R235-R238.
  18. ^ Giuseppe Piccione, Giovanni Caola and Roberto Refinetti, "Temporal relationships of 21 physiological variables in horse and sheep," Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 142: 389-396, 2005.
  19. ^ Roberto Refinetti, "Entrainment of circadian rhythm by ambient temperature cycles in mice," Journal of Biological Rhythms 25: 247-256, 2010.
  20. ^ Roberto Refinetti and Harry Carlisle, "Effects of lateral hypothalamic lesions on thermoregulation in the rat," Physiology and Behavior 38: 219-228, 1986.
  21. ^ Roberto Refinetti, Claire Kaufman and Michael Menaker, "Complete suprachiasmatic lesions eliminate circadian rhythmicity of body temperature and locomotor activity in golden hamsters," Journal of Comparative Physiology A 175: 223-232, 1994.
  22. ^ Aaron Osborne and Roberto Refinetti, "Effects of hypothalamic lesions on the body temperature rhythm of the golden hamster," NeuroReport 6: 2187-2192, 1995.
  23. ^ Roberto Refinetti, "Magnitude estimation of warmth: intra- and intersubject variability," Perception and Psychophysics 46: 81-84, 1989.
  24. ^ Roberto Refinetti, "Is there modal opponency in the thermal senses?" Journal of Thermal Biology 15: 255-258, 1990.
  25. ^ Jonathan Shoemaker and Roberto Refinetti, "Day-night difference in the preferred ambient temperature of human subjects," Physiology and Behavior 59: 1001–1003, 1996.
  26. ^ Roberto Refinetti and Harry Carlisle, "A computational formula for heat influx in animal experiments," Journal of Thermal Biology 12: 263-266, 1987.
  27. ^ Roberto Refinetti, "Comparison of six methods for the determination of the period of circadian rhythms," Physiology and Behavior 54: 869-875, 1993.
  28. ^ Roberto Refinetti, "Non-stationary time series and the robustness of circadian rhythms," Journal of Theoretical Biology 227: 571-581, 2004.
  29. ^ Roberto Refinetti, Germaine Cornélissen and Franz Halberg, "Procedures for numerical analysis of circadian rhythms," Biological Rhythm Research 38: 275-325, 2007.
  30. ^ Journal of Circadian Rhythms: http://www.jcircadianrhythms.com
  31. ^ Sexuality & Culture: http://www.springer.com/12119
  32. ^ BMC Physiology: http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcphysiol/
  33. ^ American Journal of Physiology: http://ajpcon.physiology.org/
  34. ^ Journal of Thermal Biology: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-thermal-biology/
  35. ^ Acta Scientiae Veterinariae: http://www.ufrgs.br/favet/revista/
  36. ^ a b Faculty Profiles: Teachers, Researchers, Lecturers, Allendale, SC: University of South Carolina Salkehatchie, 2008.
  37. ^ Dale Linder-Altman, "Winter blues more than a myth," The Press and Standard (Colleton County, South Carolina), 10 January 2003.
  38. ^ Christine Rook, "Time warp: biannual switch can cause confusion," Lansing State Journal (Lansing, Michigan), 4 April 2004.
  39. ^ Dennis O'Brien, "What makes us tick," The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Maryland), 23 September 2005.
  40. ^ Bo Petersen, "Do some go howling mad at full moon?" The Post and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), 23 December 2007
  41. ^ Roberto Refinetti, "Relativism," In: Leeming, D. A., Madden, K. & Marian, S. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion, New York: Springer, 2010.
  42. ^ Roberto Refinetti, "And what about behaviorism?" Behaviorism 9: 105-106, 1981.
  43. ^ Roberto Refinetti, "Prolegomena to the epistemology of radical behaviorism," Manuscrito 10: 85-93, 1987.
  44. ^ Roberto Refinetti, "The concept of set point in thermal physiology," Manuscrito 11: 47-56, 1988.
  45. ^ Roberto Refinetti, "Information processing as a central issue in philosophy of science," Information Processing and Management 25: 583-584, 1989.
  46. ^ Roberto Refinetti, "Philosophy of science and physiology education," American Journal of Physiology 272: S31-S35, 1997.
  47. ^ Roberto Refinetti, Philosophy of Physiological Psychology, http://www.circadian.org/PPP/ppp.html
  48. ^ Salkehatchie Update, Allendale, SC: University of South Carolina Salkehatchie, 2005.
  49. ^ "USC Salk professor is honored," The Press and Standard (Colleton County, South Carolina), 30 June 2006.
  50. ^ University of South Carolina, Provost's Office, Faculty Awards: http://www.sc.edu/provost/awards/awardnominations.shtml