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Measuring the skin conductance of musical experience

How do lie detectors help music researchers? In this video, we look at the link between galvanic skin response and emotion.

In this video we explore a biosensor for measuring skin conductance.

This sensor measures the galvanic skin response of the hand, which has been shown to correlate to emotional state. The same type of sensor is often used in so-called “lie detectors”.

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