galvanic skin response


noun

a change in the electrical conductivity of the skin caused by an emotional reaction to a stimulus.

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Origin of galvanic skin response

First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for galvanic skin response

galvanic skin response

noun

a change in the electrical resistance of the skin occurring in moments of strong emotion; measurements of this change are used in lie detector testsAbbreviation: GSR
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Medical definitions for galvanic skin response

galvanic skin response
[ găl-vănĭk ]

n.

A measure of electrical resistance as a reflection of changes in emotional arousal, taken by attaching electrodes to any part of the skin and recording changes in moment-to-moment perspiration and related activity of the autonomic nervous system.
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