Multiple Arousal Theory and Daily-Life Electrodermal Activity Asymmetry

  title={Multiple Arousal Theory and Daily-Life Electrodermal Activity Asymmetry},
  author={Rosalind W. Picard and Szymon Fedor and Yadid Ayzenberg},
  journal={Emotion Review},
  pages={62 - 75}
Using “big data” from sensors worn continuously outside the lab, researchers have observed patterns of objective physiology that challenge some of the long-standing theoretical concepts of emotion and its measurement. One challenge is that emotional arousal, when measured as sympathetic nervous system activation through electrodermal activity, can sometimes differ significantly across the two halves of the upper body. We show that traditional measures on only one side may lead to misjudgment of… 

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