This book examines electrodermal phenomena: the anatomy and physiology of the electrodermal system, the biophysics of measurement and the history of the field. It brings together research from biology, psychology, and physics for a comprehensive understanding.
Über den Autor
Wolfram Boucsein is professor of physiological psychology at the University of Wuppertal, Germany. He received his training both in psychology and physiology and obtained his Ph. D. in psychology at the University of Giessen, Germany in 1971. Afterwards, he held various positions as research assistant, senior lecturer and associate professor, before he was appointed as full professor at the Wuppertal University in 1982. He has co-edited several books and published more then 150 papers in psychophysiology, clinical psychology, applied psychology and in fields overlapping with medicine. His current research interests are in using central and autonomic nervous system recordings in the study of emotions and information processing, in the modeling of neurophysiological systems for arousal and emotion, and in applying psychophysiological methods to adaptive automation and product testing.
Electrodermal activity is one of the most frequently used psychophysiological evaluations in psychology research. 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 techniques such as PET and fMRI, which provide further insight into the brain mechanisms underlying EDA. In addition, this volume is able to describe more reliably hypotheses that have been successfully tested since the first publication.
Presents new models and new empirical findings
Provides the latest recording and scoring techniques
Discusses the use of brain imaging techniques
Reviews new applications in clinical psychology and biofeedback