The early history of electrodermal research.

  title={The early history of electrodermal research.},
  author={E Neumann and Robert Walter Blanton},
  volume={6 4},
The historical origins and early development of electrodermal research are reviewed in the light of a substantial number of previously unexamined sources. Relevant literature in electrophysio logy, neurology, electrodiagnosis, and electrotherapy is examined with regard to the technology and the context of ideas in science and medicine. The first reports of basal skin resistance (BSR) and stimulated skin resistance (GSR) change by Vigouroux and Fere, respectively, are related to their other… 

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Electrodermal Activity in the 1980s: A Review 1

  • M. Christie
  • Biology, Psychology
    Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • 1981
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  • Environmental Science
  • 1968
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    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
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