Definition of Galvanic skin response
1. 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.
Generic synonyms: Reaction, Response
Group relationships: Lie Detector
Medical Definition of Galvanic skin response
1. A change in electrical resistance of the skin, occurring in emotion and in certain other conditions. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Galvanic skin response
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1. Risk Assessment for Neurobehavioral Toxicity edited by Bernard Weiss, Jurg Elsner (1997)
"... the Gibson spiral maze (29), galvanic skin response (30), electroencephalographic changes (31), finding hidden words (32), critical flicker fusion (33), ..."
2. The New Everyday: Views on Ambient Intelligenceby Emile H. L. Aarts, Stefano Marzano by Emile H. L. Aarts, Stefano Marzano (2003)
"... sitting, lying down, walking or running galvanic skin response devices that measure changes in skin conductive properties due to sweating when someone ..."
3. Radiant Healing: The Many Paths to Personal Harmony and Planetary Wholeness by Bellamy Isabel, Isabel Bellamy, Donald MacLean, Maclean Donald (2005)
"... which monitors skin temperatures; the galvanic skin response (GSR) or Electrodermal Response (EDR) measures the electrical conductance of the skin. ..."
4. Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"... making it extremely chemically reactive. galvanic skin response: a change in the electrical resistance of the skin, recorded by a polygraph; ..."
5. Getting Off the Hook: Treatment of Drug Addiction and Social Disorders by Jurriaan Plesman (1986)
"Studies have shown that certain measurements, such as temperature, galvanic skin response, muscle tension - in short various internal activities or ..."
6. Diabetes in America by Ronald Aubert (1996)
"... high-amplitude galvanic skin response, vasocon- striction in the peripheral vascular system, and elevated levels of skeletal muscle activity. ..."