Accession Number : AD0429965


Title :   ELECTROPHYSIOLOGIC CHARACTERISTICS AND INTERPRETATION OF SKIN POTENTIALS.


Corporate Author : BAYLOR UNIV HOUSTON TEX COLL OF MEDICINE


Personal Author(s) : Edelberg,Robert


Report Date : Nov 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : The relation of skin potential and endosomatic GSR to surface electrolytes reveals that the surface layurthermore, wide variations in surface potential induced by varying electrolyte concentrations have no effect on the GSR. Results are consistent with a base potential generated by two membranes in series-an outer one accessible to surface electrolytes but not participating in the GSR, an inner one inaccessible to surface media but responsible for the positive component of the GSR. Microelectrode studies show there is a third structure in parallel, the sweat gland, which has different electrical characteristics and produces negative endosomatic waves. The two endosomatic GSR components manifest stimulus response specificity and are apparently under independent neural control. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SKIN(ANATOMY) , GALVANIC SKIN RESPONSE , ELECTROLYTES , STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY) , MEMBRANES(BIOLOGY) , GLANDS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE