Skin Resistance Levels and Galvanic Skin Response: Unilateral Differences

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Science  18 Jan 1963:
Vol. 139, Issue 3551, pp. 227-228
DOI: 10.1126/science.139.3551.227


On five subjects, skin resistance levels and galvanic skin response were recorded unilaterally and simultaneously from each side of the body for between 24 and 36 days. Reliable differences in skin resistance were found in three subjects and in galvanic skin response in two subjects. The magnitude of the skin resistance difference was significantly reduced in four subjects during stimulation.