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Electrodermal activity

Author: Wolfram Boucsein
Publisher: New York : Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, ©2012.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Boucsein, Wolfram.
Electrodermal activity.
New York : Springer, ©2012
(DLC) 2011939059
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfram Boucsein
ISBN: 9781461411260 1461411262 1461411254 9781461411253
OCLC Number: 768244141
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 618 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Principles of Electrodermal Phenomena --
1.1. Terminology and History --
1.1.1. Definitions and Terminology --
1.1.2. Early History of Electrodermal Research --
1.1.3. Recent Developments in Electrodermal Research --
1.2. Anatomy of Skin and Sweat Glands --
1.2.1. Vertical Structure of the Skin -- Epidermis -- Dermis and Hypodermis -- Vascular System of the Skin --
1.2.2. Horizontal Structure of the Skin --
1.2.3. Distribution and Structure of Sweat Glands --
1.2.4. Other Effector and Sensor Organs in the Skin --
1.3. Physiology of the Electrodermal System --
1.3.1. Efferent Innervation of the Skin --
1.3.2. Innervation of Sweat Glands -- Peripheral Aspects of Sweat Gland Innervation -- Central Aspects of Sweat Gland Innervation -- Questions of Double Innervation and Resting Activity in Sweat Glands -- Specific Innervations of Sweat Glands in Different Regions of the Skin --
1.3.3. Functions of Sweat Gland Activity -- Mechanism of Sweat Secretion and Contents of Sweat -- Thermoregulatory Function of Sweating and Skin Blood Flow -- Other Functions and Special Features of Sweating --
1.3.4. Specific Physiological Mechanisms Underlying Electrodermal Activity -- Central Origins of Electrodermal Activity -- Properties of Skin and Sweat Glands Influencing Electrodermal Activity --
1.3.5. Suggested Biological Relevance of Electrodermal Phenomena --
1.4. Biophysics of Electrodermal Measurement --
1.4.1. Resistor- and Capacitor-Based Systems -- Some Fundamental Electrical Properties -- Application of Direct Current to RC Circuits -- Application of Alternating Current to RC Circuits -- Determining System Properties of Unknown RC Systems Note continued: 1.4.2. Electrophysical Properties of Skin and Sweat Glands -- Resistive Properties of Skin and Sweat Glands -- Capacitive Properties of Skin and Sweat Glands -- Origins of Active Electrical Properties in the Skin and in Sweat Glands --
1.4.3. Models of the Electrodermal System -- Models Based Exclusively on Resistive Properties -- Models Going Beyond Single Resistive Properties -- Specific Advantages of AC Methods in Model Building --
1.5. Summary of Electrodermal Phenomena --
2. Methods of Electrodermal Recording --
2.1. Introduction to Electrodermal Measurement --
2.1.1. Measuring Electrodermal Activity with Voltage Dividers --
2.1.2. Measuring Electrodermal Activity with Operational Amplifiers --
2.1.3. Circuitries for Separating Electrodermal Responses from Levels --
2.1.4. Specific Problems of Electrodermal Measurement --
^ 2.1.5. Measuring Electrodermal Activity with Alternating Current --
2.1.6. Summary of Measurement Principles --
2.2. Recording Techniques --
2.2.1. Recording Sites -- Choice of Sites -- Pretreatment of Sites --
2.2.2. Electrodes and Electrolytes -- Forms of Electrodes and Their Attachment -- Bias Potentials and Polarization of Electrodes -- Choice or Assembling of Electrodes -- Cleaning, Maintenance, and Storage of Electrodes -- Electrolytes and Electrolyte Media --
2.2.3. Recording Devices -- Endosomatic Recording -- Exosomatic Recording with Direct Current -- Exosomatic Recording with Alternating Current -- Ambulatory Monitoring of Electrodermal Activity -- Recording of EDA Within a Magnetic Field --
2.2.4. Methods of Storage and Evaluation of the Electrodermal Signal -- Paper Recording and Evaluation by Hand Note continued: Off-Line Computer Analysis -- On-Line Computer Analysis --
2.2.5. Sources of Artifacts -- Artifacts Stemming from Recording -- Physiologically Based Artifacts --
2.2.6. Techniques of Electrodermal Recording in Specific Contexts -- Long-Term Recording -- Recording Simultaneously with Different Techniques -- Recording with Dry Electrodes or Liquid Electrolytes -- Other Specific Electrode Arrangements --
2.2.7. Summary of Recording Techniques --
2.3. Analytic Procedures --
2.3.1. Parameters of Phasic Electrodermal Activity -- Latency Times and Windows -- Amplitudes -- Shape of Electrodermal Responses -- Area Measurements -- Mathematical Solutions for Overlapping EDRs --
2.3.2. Parameters of Tonic Electrodermal Activity -- Electrodermal Level -- Tonic Parameters Derived from Phasic Changes --
2.3.3. Transformation of Electrodermal Parameters -- Taking the Electrode Area into Account -- Transforming Resistance into Conductance Units -- Improving Distributional Characteristics -- Reduction of Interindividual Variance --
2.3.4. Removing Artifacts and Treatment of Missing Data -- Identification of Artifacts During Recording -- Missing Data Treatment and EDR Magnitude -- Correction for EDL Drift --
2.3.5. Summary of Analytic Procedures --
2.4. External and Internal Influences on Recordings --
2.4.1. Climatic Conditions -- Ambient Temperature -- Other Environmental Conditions --
2.4.2. Physiological Influences -- Skin Temperature and Skin Blood Flow -- Evaporative Water Loss and Skin Moisture --
2.4.3. Demographic Characteristics -- Age Differences -- Gender Differences Note continued: Ethnic Differences and Heritability --
2.5. Statistical Properties of Electrodermal Parameters --
2.5.1. Characteristics of Endosomatic Measures -- Skin Potential Responses -- Skin Potential Levels -- Relationships Between Endosomatic and Exosomatic Measures --
2.5.2. Characteristics of Exosomatic Measures with Direct Current -- Results of Skin Conductance Measures -- Results of Skin Resistance Measures -- Latency and Rise Time Parameters -- Measures of Recovery -- Relationship Between Measures of Amplitude and Shape --
2.5.3. Characteristics of Exosomatic Measures with Alternating Current -- Recordings with Sinusoidal Current -- Recordings with Square Wave Current --
2.5.4. Level Dependence -- Dependence of Treatment Recordings on Baseline Recordings -- Dependence of Phasic on Tonic Electrodermal Measures --
2.6. Summary of Conceptual Discussions --
2.6.1. Endosomatic vs. Exosomatic Recording --
2.6.2. Constant Current vs. Constant Voltage Recording --
2.6.3. Use of Direct vs. Alternating Current --
2.6.4. Use of DC vs. AC-Coupling --
2.6.5. Resistance vs. Conductance Units --
2.6.6. Emerging Methodological Issues --
3. Applications of Electrodermal Recording --
3.1. Stimulus-Related Psychophysiological Paradigms --
3.1.1. Electrodermal Indices of Orienting and Habituation -- Differential Influences of Novelty and Significance on the OR -- Differentiation Between Orienting, Defensive, and Startle Responses -- Electrodermal Indices of Habituation --
3.1.2. Conditioning of Electrodermal Responses -- Classical Conditioning of Electrodermal Responses in Humans -- Instrumental or Operant Conditioning of Electrodermal Responses Note continued: Biofeedback of Electrodermal Activity --
3.1.3. Electrodermal Indices of Information Processing -- Neurophysiological Considerations on EDA and Information Processing -- EDR and Information Processing Capacity -- EDA and Decision Making -- EDR and Memory Storage --
3.1.4. Electrodermal Lateralization and Hemispheric Asymmetry -- Methodological Considerations -- Laterality of CNS Influences on EDA -- EDA as a Measure of Hemispheric Asymmetry --
3.2. Generalized Psychophysiological States --
3.2.1. Electrodermal Indices of Arousal -- EDA as an Indicator of General Arousal -- EDA and Multidimensional Arousal Modeling -- Diurnal Variation and EDA in Different Sleep Stages --
3.2.2. Electrodermal Indices of Emotion and Stress -- EDA in Emotional States -- EDA as an Indicator of the Course of Laboratory Stress Responses --
3.3. Personality and Individual Differences --
3.3.1. General Personality Traits -- EDA and Extraversion/Introversion -- EDA and Emotional Lability --
3.3.2. Specific Personality Traits -- Traits Based on Questionnaire Data -- Electrodermal Lability as a Trait --
3.4. Psychopathology --
3.4.1. EDA in the Assessment of Anxiety, Psychopathy, and Depression -- EDA of Patients with Generalized Anxiety, Phobias, and Panic Disorders -- EDA in Psychopathic or Antisocial/Conduct Disorders -- EDA in Depressive Patients --
3.4.2. Electrodermal Indices in Schizophrenia Research -- Electrodermal Recovery and Vulnerability for Schizophrenia -- Electrodermal Nonresponding in Schizophrenics -- Other Issues in Schizophrenia Research Related to EDA Note continued: 3.4.3. EDA as an Indicator in the Psychopharmacological Treatment of Anxiety Disorders -- Studies with Benzodiazepines -- Studies with Beta-Blockers and Neuroleptics --
3.5. Use of EDA in Applied Psychology and in Medicine --
3.5.1. EDA in Engineering Psychophysiology -- EDA in Human-Computer Interaction -- EDA in Traffic and Automation -- EDA in Marketing and Product Evaluation --
3.5.2. EDA in the Detection of Deception --
3.5.3. EDA in Dermatology --
3.5.4. EDA in Neurology -- Brain Lesions -- Degenerative Diseases -- Disorders with Primary Psychological Relevance --
3.5.5. EDA in Other Medical and Psychological Applications --
3.6. Summary and Outlook.
Responsibility: Wolfram Boucsein.


Based on the 1992 edition of this work Electrodermal Activity covers advances in the field since the first publication in 1992. The current volume includes updated information on brain imaging  Read more...


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