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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A new trial was started once the skin conductance response (SCR) was at baseline for 1 second.
The skin conductance response, also known as the electrodermal response, is the phenomenon that the skin increases conduction of small currents of direct current electricity when either external or internal stimuli occur that are physiologically arousing.
The following are some of the most useful indexes for the evaluation of ANS: peripheral temperature (PT), skin conductance response (SCR), Heart Rate (HR), Inter Bit Interval (IBI), muscle tension as indicated by the Surface Electromyogram (EMG).
However, Tomash and Reed (2015) found the opposite results with regard to the impact of partial reinforcement using a skin conductance response procedure.
In previous analyses comparing chronic WAD with healthy controls for autonomic reactivity to pain, no difference in skin conductance response was found [38].
We also examined skin conductance response (SCR), identified as the best peripheral measure for deception detection (Vandenbosch, Verschuere, Crombez, & De Clercq, 2009), to evaluate emotional responses elicited by the four types of deception.
Skin conductance response was scored as the largest response (peak-valley difference) above 0.
The heart rate response (HR) and skin conductance response (SC) were calculated as normalized differences of the mean task and mean baseline values.
This study investigates the encoding of temporal information in the context of habituation of the orienting response, a well-studied physiological response to novel stimuli, a component of which is the skin conductance response.
Assessment of reactivity to these stressors may include physiological measurements such as heart rate (HR), skin temperature (ST), skin conductance response (SCR), blood pressure (BP), electrical activity in the brain, and levels of stress-related chemicals such as cortisol and catecholamines.