Using Ranked SCRs in Ambulatory Measurements: A New Approach to Distinguishing Real-World Salient Events

Elliott Hedman, K. Quigley, Rosalind W. Picard


Typical ambulatory EDA analyses have low specificity for capturing short term salient events. Our goal was to explore methods for detecting these short-term events in individual listening to classical music concerts. The classical concert setting in particular provided a nearly ideal ambulatory setting. Participants sat still, avoided clapping, and for the most part focused on one primary (albeit multi-modal) stimulus, the concert. While the study was ambulatory, the setting made for a relatively controlled environment, allowing for greater specificity and better inference. A combination of an optimal setting and appropriate methods allowed us to analyze salient events with EDA

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