A comparison of different electrodermal variables in response to an acute social stressor

Anne Marie Brouwer, Maurice van Beurden, Lars Nijboer, Luc Derikx, Olaf Binsch, Christa Gjaltema, Matthijs Noordzij

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Abstract

We investigated electrodermal activity (EDA) in 130 participants undergoing a shortened version of a novel easy, effective and controlled method to induce stress (the Sing-a-Song Stress Test). We compared skin conductance level (SCL), amplitude and number of skin conductance response peaks with respect to their sensitivity to the known stressor, for different scenarios of interests. EDA increased after stressor-onset for almost all participants. At a group level, the three variables were about equally sensitive. When examining the increase following the stressor with respect to preceding EDA within one individual, peak amplitude was most sensitive. Peak measures were clearly most sensitive in a simulated between-subject scenario (i.e., testing the difference in EDA between stress and non-stress intervals as if data originated from different, stressed and non-stressed groups of individuals). Peaks can be extracted by continuous decomposition (CDA) or through-to-peak analysis (TTP). In all analyses performed, CDA outperformed TTP. We thus recommend CDA peak amplitude for monitoring physiological stress effects in e.g. symbiotic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSymbiotic Interaction
Subtitle of host publication6th International Workshop, Symbiotic 2017, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, December 18-19, 2017. Revised Selected Papers
EditorsJaap Ham, Anna Spagnolli, Benjamin Blankertz, Luciano Gamberini, Giulio Jacucci
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages7-17
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-91593-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-91592-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018
EventSymbiotic 2017: 6th International Workshop on Symbiotic Interaction - De Zwarte Doos, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 18 Dec 201719 Dec 2017
Conference number: 6

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10727 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceSymbiotic 2017
Abbreviated titleSymbiotic 2017
CountryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period18/12/1719/12/17

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Keywords

  • Arousal
  • Electrodermal activity
  • GSR
  • Sing-a-song stress test
  • Skin conductance
  • Stress
  • Stress induction

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Brouwer, A. M., van Beurden, M., Nijboer, L., Derikx, L., Binsch, O., Gjaltema, C., & Noordzij, M. (2018). A comparison of different electrodermal variables in response to an acute social stressor. In J. Ham, A. Spagnolli, B. Blankertz, L. Gamberini, & G. Jacucci (Eds.), Symbiotic Interaction: 6th International Workshop, Symbiotic 2017, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, December 18-19, 2017. Revised Selected Papers (pp. 7-17). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10727 LNCS). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91593-7_2
Brouwer, Anne Marie ; van Beurden, Maurice ; Nijboer, Lars ; Derikx, Luc ; Binsch, Olaf ; Gjaltema, Christa ; Noordzij, Matthijs. / A comparison of different electrodermal variables in response to an acute social stressor. Symbiotic Interaction: 6th International Workshop, Symbiotic 2017, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, December 18-19, 2017. Revised Selected Papers. editor / Jaap Ham ; Anna Spagnolli ; Benjamin Blankertz ; Luciano Gamberini ; Giulio Jacucci. Cham : Springer, 2018. pp. 7-17 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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Brouwer, AM, van Beurden, M, Nijboer, L, Derikx, L, Binsch, O, Gjaltema, C & Noordzij, M 2018, A comparison of different electrodermal variables in response to an acute social stressor. in J Ham, A Spagnolli, B Blankertz, L Gamberini & G Jacucci (eds), Symbiotic Interaction: 6th International Workshop, Symbiotic 2017, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, December 18-19, 2017. Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 10727 LNCS, Springer, Cham, pp. 7-17, Symbiotic 2017, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 18/12/17. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91593-7_2

A comparison of different electrodermal variables in response to an acute social stressor. / Brouwer, Anne Marie; van Beurden, Maurice; Nijboer, Lars; Derikx, Luc; Binsch, Olaf; Gjaltema, Christa; Noordzij, Matthijs.

Symbiotic Interaction: 6th International Workshop, Symbiotic 2017, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, December 18-19, 2017. Revised Selected Papers. ed. / Jaap Ham; Anna Spagnolli; Benjamin Blankertz; Luciano Gamberini; Giulio Jacucci. Cham : Springer, 2018. p. 7-17 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10727 LNCS).

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Brouwer AM, van Beurden M, Nijboer L, Derikx L, Binsch O, Gjaltema C et al. A comparison of different electrodermal variables in response to an acute social stressor. In Ham J, Spagnolli A, Blankertz B, Gamberini L, Jacucci G, editors, Symbiotic Interaction: 6th International Workshop, Symbiotic 2017, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, December 18-19, 2017. Revised Selected Papers. Cham: Springer. 2018. p. 7-17. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91593-7_2