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Princeton's WordNet

  1. galvanic skin response, GSR, psychogalvanic response, electrodermal response, electrical skin response, Fere phenomenon, Tarchanoff phenomenon(noun)

    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

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Galvanic Skin Response

    A change in electrical resistance of the skin, occurring in emotion and in certain other conditions.


  1. Skin conductance

    Skin conductance, also known as galvanic skin response, electrodermal response, psycho galvanic reflex, skin conductance response, or skin conductance level, is a method of measuring the electrical conductance of the skin, which varies depending on the amount of sweat-induced moisture on the skin. Sweat is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system, so skin conductance is used as an indication of psychological or physiological arousal. If the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system is highly aroused, then sweat gland activity also increases, which in turn increases skin conductance. In this way, skin conductance can be used as a measure of emotional and sympathetic responses. There has been a long history of electrodermal activity research, most of it dealing with spontaneous fluctuations or reactions to stimuli.


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