This research was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
Electrodermal Responses to Auditory Stimuli with Different Significance in Neurological Patients
Article first published online: 30 JAN 2007
Volume 18, Issue 3, pages 248–251, May 1981
How to Cite
Schuri, U. and von Cramon, D. (1981), Electrodermal Responses to Auditory Stimuli with Different Significance in Neurological Patients. Psychophysiology, 18: 248–251. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.1981.tb03027.x
We would like to thank Prof. Dr. A. Schrader, head of the Department of Neurology at the Klinikum Größhadern (München), and his colleagues for their cooperation.
- Issue published online: 30 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 30 JAN 2007
- (Manuscript received November 26, 1979; accepted for publication July 21, 1980)
- Disturbed vigilance;
- Skin conductance response;
- Stimulus significance;
In 16 neurological patients with different levels of severely disturbed vigilance and 16 healthy subjects electrodermal responses to the name and the name backwards were elicited. In the most severely impaired patients, no differences were found between stimulus conditions. In less severe cases, significantly larger responses to the name were found but only on initial trials. In normal subjects differences persisted throughout 10 presentations of each stimulus. All subject groups demonstrated habituation.