electrodermal activity

  • electrodermal response
German: elektrodermale Aktivität
Japanese: 皮膚電気活動

Physiology. A change in the skin's ability to conduct electricity in response to stress, emotion or anxiety. Two electrodes are attached to the palm to measure the electrical conductance of the skin which varies with its moisture level. The increased activity of the sweat glands are a result of the arousal of the sympathetic nervous system.

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