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Low-intensity auditory stimulation and the GSR orienting response

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Sokolov’s prediction of enhanced orienting response (OR) magnitude produced by stimulus intensities below about 50 dB was tested by essentially replicating his within-subjects paradigm with the GSR. Twenty-four subjects were tested with 20, 30, 40, and 50 dB SPL 1,000-Hz 2-sec tones of minimal significance with a unique order of tone presentation for each subject. A linear relation between GSR magnitude and stimulus intensity was obtained, contrary to Sokolov’s prediction. Habituation over eight stimulus cycles was obtained, as required of an OR indicator. © 1975, Psychonomic Society, Inc.. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 1975

Citation


  • Barry, R. J. (1975). Low-intensity auditory stimulation and the GSR orienting response. Physiological Psychology, 3(1), 98-100. doi:10.3758/BF03326832

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0016658766

Start Page


  • 98

End Page


  • 100

Volume


  • 3

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • Sokolov’s prediction of enhanced orienting response (OR) magnitude produced by stimulus intensities below about 50 dB was tested by essentially replicating his within-subjects paradigm with the GSR. Twenty-four subjects were tested with 20, 30, 40, and 50 dB SPL 1,000-Hz 2-sec tones of minimal significance with a unique order of tone presentation for each subject. A linear relation between GSR magnitude and stimulus intensity was obtained, contrary to Sokolov’s prediction. Habituation over eight stimulus cycles was obtained, as required of an OR indicator. © 1975, Psychonomic Society, Inc.. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 1975

Citation


  • Barry, R. J. (1975). Low-intensity auditory stimulation and the GSR orienting response. Physiological Psychology, 3(1), 98-100. doi:10.3758/BF03326832

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0016658766

Start Page


  • 98

End Page


  • 100

Volume


  • 3

Issue


  • 1