Definition of electrodermal in English:

Share this entry

electrodermal

Pronunciation: /əˌlektrōˈdərməl/

adjective

Relating to measurement of the electrical conductivity of the skin, especially as an indicator of someone’s emotional responses.
Example sentences
  • His early research demonstrated that individuals diagnosed with psychopathy showed diminished electrodermal responding to a conditioned stimulus in anticipation of shock.
  • Evidence for this hypothesis comes from findings on a faster habituation of the electrodermal responses to tones in hypotensives.
  • For an electrodermal response to a sensory stimulus, a rapid increase shortly after the stimulus onset would typically be expected, followed by a slower decrease.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: e·lec·tro·der·mal

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.