psychogalvanic


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psychogalvanic

(ˌsaɪkəʊɡælˈvænɪk)
adj
1. (Psychology) of or relating to the galvanic skin response
2. (Physiology) of or relating to the galvanic skin response
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In response to stress, electro-conductive properties of the skin increase and a decrease of the ohmic resistance occurs to allow the flow of neurotransmitters, whose effect is known as psychogalvanic reflection (SGR) or galvanic skin response (GSR) [8], if the stimulus is relaxing, the electro-conductive properties of the skin decrease, thus increasing the skin resistance [9].
The psychogalvanic reflex is a physiological measure of skin conductance, which is sensitive to cues of anxiety or threat.
So far our delving into public opinion polling, readership measurements, readability tests, psychogalvanic skin responses, circulation indices, sales barometers, coincidental ratings, etc., have shown us, if nothing more, how vast and intricate are the relationships which must be accounted for before we can have a science of communications.