Since the 1880s, when psychological factors in relation to electrodermal phenomena were first observed, electrodermal recording has become one of the most frequently used biosignals in psychophysiology. The main reason for this popularity is the ease of obtaining a distinct electrodermal response, the intensity of which seems apparently related to stimulus intensity and/or its psychological significance. This is even possible with rather inexpensive equipment, not only in the laboratory but also under less controlled field conditions.


Alternate Current Sweat Gland Eccrine Sweat Gland Sympathetic Trunk Electrodermal Activity 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfram Boucsein
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  1. 1.University of WuppertalWuppertalGermany

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