galvanic skin response

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galvanic skin response gal·van·ic skin response (gāl-vān'ĭk)
Abbr. GSR
A measure of electrical resistance as a reflection of changes in emotional arousal, taken by attaching electrodes to any part of the skin and recording changes in moment-to-moment perspiration and related activity of the autonomic nervous system.

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