If an anomalous effect is moderated by the degree of paranormal belief, participants with a stronger belief Were expected to show increased electrodermal response amplitudes, a stronger increase in heart rate, and a higher hit rate for targets compared with nontargets.
In this case, we expected a typical pattern of response differences: higher electrodermal response amplitudes, suppressed respiration, lower heart rate, and lower pulse activity for probes than for irrelevant objects.
Since Beloff's initial review, additional promising results have emerged from a series of studies which examined the autonomic detection of staring using the electrodermal response (for reviews, see Braud, Sharer, & Andrews, 1993a; 1993b).
Gruzelier JH, Nicolaou T Connolly JF Peatfield RC, Davies PT Clifford-Rose F Laterality of pain in migraine distinguished by interictal rates of habituation of electrodermal responses to visual and auditory stimuli.
All children had their electrodermal responses (EDR), their respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA), and their cardiac pre-ejection period (PEP) measured during three successive experimental conditions: a 5-minute baseline, a monetary incentive task, and negative mood induction via an emotionally evocative film clip.