from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. galvanic skin response

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a change in the electrical properties of the skin in response to stress or anxiety; can be measured either by recording the electrical resistance of the skin or by recording weak currents generated by the body


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Dr. Diamond, working with other individuals, has come up with a new and fascinating way to utilize this stress and coping model with what he calls GSR biofeedback, a process similar to electro acupuncture.

    CAMLAW : Complementary And Alternative Medicine Law Blog

  • Devices available on the market for private, individual use generally measure skin resistance or muscle tension and are referred to as GSR devices (galvanic skin response) or EMG devices (electromyelograph, meaning muscle electricity).

    Stress and the Manager

  • Galvanic skin response GSR, which is actually a main component of traditional polygraph tests, is basically skin conductance.

    Wired Top Stories

  • Because the GSR is a more forgiving measure than the federal figures, six schools had marks of 100 percent.

    The Quick and the Ed

  • The NSW gynaecologist, known as GSR, is on trial at the NSW District Court, facing charges of female genital mutilation and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm.

    The Australian | News |

  • In fact, A.J. "Skip" Schwoeble, RJ Lee's forensic sciences director and an internationally respected expert in gunshot residue -- known as GSR -- was scheduled to leave today for St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, to testify in a murder trial. - News

  • Where Jackson had sketched his case in broad emotional strokes, she dwelled on the minutiae of blood spatter, "GSR" (gunshot residue), "tape lifts" and other forensic details.

    Celebrity Justice

  • In consideration for relieving this payable, the Company has agreed to reconfigure an existing gross smelter return ( "GSR") production royalty at Troy.


  • A company spokeswoman declined to explain the management change, but Richard Lim, managing director at Qunar venture-capital backer GSR Ventures and a minority stakeholder in Qunar, said the company still expects a public listing.

    Baidu to Invest $306 Million in China Travel Website

  • (Evidently addicted to CSI, she rabbited on at length about GSR -- but her superficiality is exposed here.)

    Archive 2009-11-01


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.