A new technique for measuring the valence of a stimulus was designed and tested. After examining the work of five prominent emotion researchers, Peter Lang, Ward Winton, Lois Putnam, Robert Krauss, and Dr. Manfred Clynes, a new experimental apparatus was built to quantify the valence of a stimulus. Dr. Clynes suggests that valence can be extracted from sentic data, while Winton, Putnam, and Krauss have found valence information in the acceleration of HR. An experiment was designed and conducted which combined these two valence assessment techniques utilizing a new sentic detector, the sentic mouse. The rest of this chapter describes the motivation behind building the sentic mouse.
Chapter two presents the three relevant research experiments, by Lang, Winton, Putnam, Krauss, and Dr. Clynes.
Chapter three details the design of the experiment, its results, and implications. It concludes with some discussion remarks and suggestions for future work.