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Journal of Computer Networks and Communications
Volume 2011, Article ID 610645, 14 pages
Research Article

Electrodermal Response in Gaming

1Information and Decision Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60607-7124, USA
2School of Economic Information Engineering, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Received 6 March 2011; Revised 22 June 2011; Accepted 23 June 2011

Academic Editor: Habib Hamam

Copyright © 2011 J. Christopher Westland. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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