Date of Award

5-1-1967

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Atlanta University (AU)

School

School of Arts and Sciences

Degree Name

M.S.

Department

Biology

First Advisor

Dr. George E. Riley

Abstract

The effects of physical activity such as postural changes on the electrical resistance of the skin were studied by the GSR method. This study indicated the role of the sympathetic innervation of sweat glands which produced a decrease in resistance when they were activated. Sweat production was apparently related to semi permeability and polarization phenomena, in that temperature was the basis for the sweating as a result of increased metabolism caused by activity and postural changes. Its a result of the investigations, an attempt was made to explain the reasons for variations in the electrical resistance of the skin.

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