This research was supported by NINDS Program Project Grant NS 19632.
Neuroanatomical correlates of electrodermal skin conductance responses
Article first published online: 30 JAN 2007
Volume 31, Issue 5, pages 427–438, September 1994
How to Cite
TRANEL, D. and DAMASIO, H. (1994), Neuroanatomical correlates of electrodermal skin conductance responses. Psychophysiology, 31: 427–438. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.1994.tb01046.x
We thank Professor Don Fowles for many helpful suggestions regarding this project and A. Bernstein and three anonymous reviewers for many careful and constructive comments.
- Issue published online: 30 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 30 JAN 2007
- (Received April 20, 1993; Accepted October 10, 1993)
- Electrodermal activity;
- Neural substrates;
- Central autonomic control
We studied the electrodermal skin conductance responses (SCRs) of 36 subjects with well-characterized lesions in various regions of the cerebral hemispheres. Several lesion loci were consistently associated with defective electrodermal responding: the ventromedial frontal region (right and left), the right inferior parietal region, and the anterior cingulate gyrus (right and left). Our findings provide direct information regarding neural correlates of skin conductance responses in humans.