Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation

, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 591–593 | Cite as

A microcomputer package for real-time skin conductance response analysis

  • John A. Spinks
  • Roger Dow
  • Leung Wai Chiu
Instrumentation & Techniques


A suite of programs has been developed to acquire data from a commercially available, highquality skin conductance meter, via a standard IEEE bus, on an Apple II or Apple lie microcomputer. These programs score and analyze stimulus-evoked skin conductance responses in a preset time window, and store the resultant data on disk, if required. Facilities for a manual override of the automatic scoring routine are available. The setup offers a method of scoring data as they are acquired; it uses currently recommended standards for skin conductance analysis and allows a high magnification of responses, without any need for continual monitoring, because of hardware facilities that automatically “back-off” a subject’s tonic skin conductance level.


Skin Conductance Skin Conductance Response Skin Conductance Level Skin Resistance Microcomputer Package 
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© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • John A. Spinks
    • 1
  • Roger Dow
    • 2
  • Leung Wai Chiu
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Hong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.Contact Precision InstrumentsLondonEngland
  3. 3.University of Hong KongHong Kong

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