Measurements were made of the large variations in apparent electrical resistance of the skin of fifteen newborn infants. Readings were taken every five minutes over two hour periods using a unidirectional current technique. The purpose of the experiment was to check Richter's hypothesis that increases in palmar resistance afford an objective criterion of sleep.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1935 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Wenger, M. A. and Irwin, O. C.
"Variations Electrical Resistance of the Skin in Newborn Infants,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 42(1), 167-168.
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