galvanic skin response

noun

Definition of galvanic skin response

: a change in the electrical resistance of the skin that is a physiochemical response to emotional arousal which increases sympathetic nervous system activity

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Recent Examples on the Web So did a device that analyzed galvanic skin response—how much a subject was sweating. The New Yorker, 17 Jan. 2022 These include galvanic skin response, eye tracking, respiration, EEG brain wave measurement and others. Roger Dooley, Forbes, 7 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of galvanic skin response

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Galvanic skin response.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/galvanic%20skin%20response. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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galvanic skin response

noun

Medical Definition of galvanic skin response

: a change in the electrical resistance of the skin that is a physiochemical response to emotional arousal which increases sympathetic nervous system activity abbreviation GSR

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