Definition of galvanic skin response in English:

galvanic skin response

Syllabification: gal·van·ic skin re·sponse
(also galvanic skin reflex
, abbreviation: GSR)

noun

  • A change in the electrical resistance of the skin caused by emotional stress, measurable with a sensitive galvanometer, e.g., in lie-detector tests.
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    • The galvanic skin response section of the polygraph measures the resistance of the skin to a small electrical current.
    • One route for our ‘gut feelings’ might be through the noradrenergic system, as healthy people have a galvanic skin response when about to make a risky choice on the IGT.
    • And these basically measure people's heart rates, they measure people's galvanic skin responses.

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