Skin resistance levels and galvanic skin response: unilateral differences

Science. 1963 Jan 18;139(3551):227-8. 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.

MeSH terms

  • Galvanic Skin Response*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Skin*