OK, I read them. Both of them. Are you seriously saying that you consider those treatises more than hornswagglerish eyewash?
That the 'current' of the e-meter actually travels over the *nerves*?
Actually, I've heard this before; may have read them on ACT possibly, but, they do reflect a common 'theory' in the FZ and possibly Scientology itself, but, it has nothing to do with how GSR functions.
"Since there are something
like a hundred million nerves in the hands, the
individual firings are lost in the noise, but the
aggregate rate of firing is going to be the single
most important determinant of how much current flows.
So now we have the meter actually responding to the
aggregate rate of nerve firing, at least between the
sections of the brain (one side to the other)
connecting the hand nerves. Fortunately the brain has
all sorts of connections all over it, so the net
effect is that the meter will monitor overall brain
It does not respond to mass, or skin resistance
(except the latter in a gross, overall sense). It
responds to the brain."
The prior posts and the above summary presents an overall plausible explanation for the actual functioning of the meter. The gentleman who wrote it is quite familiar with the chemical & electrical engineering aspects of the problem. He's something of an expert in the area himself.
Sorry you don't like the proffered explanation. However, your past comments & background don't suggest any particular expertise in the area yourself.
Mark A. Baker