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Situation Specific Arousal Analyzer (SSAA)

Human emotion is inclusive of experiential, behavioural and physiological components. Research methodologies within the humanities have tended to over-emphasize the experiential component through assessments derived from self-report measures and interviews. With advances in unobtrusive wearable technologies the acquisition of moment-to-moment physiological data is now available to a wider audience than ever before. Using data collected with the Empatica E4 wristband, the the Situation Specific Arousal Analyzer (SSAA) application, available for both OS X and Windows, has been designed to support non-clinical research and analysis into the physiological measurement and tracking of autonomic nervous system arousal with a focus on state specific anxiety within the context of foreign language education.

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