galvanic skin response

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galvanic skin response

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Evidence of emotional arousal obtained by attaching electrodes to any part of the skin and recording momentary changes in perspiration and other functions of the autonomic nervous system.

galvanic skin response

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(Psychology) a change in the electrical resistance of the skin occurring in moments of strong emotion; measurements of this change are used in lie detector tests. Abbreviation: GSR
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Noun1.galvanic skin response - a change in the electrical properties of the skin in response to stress or anxiety; can be measured either by recording the electrical resistance of the skin or by recording weak currents generated by the body
response, reaction - a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent; "a bad reaction to the medicine"; "his responses have slowed with age"
lie detector - a polygraph that records bodily changes sometimes associated with lying
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Using conditioning to elicit skin conductance responses to deception.
The autonomic response to painful stimuli does not differ between patients with acute WAD, patients with chronic WAD, and healthy controls for autonomic controlled cardiac parameters, but the three groups did demonstrate a different skin conductance response to pain.
From the GSR, skin conductance responses (SCRs) measured as a number and the skin conductance level (SCL) are computed.
Experiment 1 was designed to test for the transfer of an operant sequencing response via emergent relations of compound stimuli, and Experiment 2 was designed to test for the transfer of a classically conditioned skin conductance response.