Detection of one’s own spontaneous GSRs
- 95 Downloads
Detection of spontaneous GSRs was studied as a function of prior feedback training and size of GSR. The study was designed and analyzed within the framework of the theory of signal detectability. Approximately half of the 57 Ss received GSR feedback training. During the detection period, all Ss heard a low buzz approximately every 30 sec, and they indicated whether or not they thought that they had just made a GSR. They had in approximately half the trials. The results indicated that the particular feedback training used had a small positive effect on detection and that trained Ss could more easily detect their large GSRs.
KeywordsFalse Alarm Observation Interval Galvanic Skin Response Signal Trial Memory Time
- BARON, J. An EEG correlate of autonomic discrimination. Psychonomic Science, 1966, 4, 255–256.Google Scholar
- CANNON, W. B. Bodily changes in pain, hunger, fear, and rage. New York: Appleton. 1929.Google Scholar
- DONELSON, E. Discrimination of GSR activity. Unpublished manuscript, Michigan State University, 1968.Google Scholar
- EGAN, J. P., & CLARKE, F. R. Psychophysics and signal detection. In J. B. Sidowski (Ed.), Experimental methods and instrumentation in psychology. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966.Google Scholar