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Polygraphic interrogation

The polygraph (“lie detector”) test is wrong one-third of the time overall, biased against innocent and conscientious persons, and can be “beaten” by sophisticated liars. Increasing use of this technique, in the United States and soon in Britain, is a cause for alarm.

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Lykken, D. Polygraphic interrogation. Nature 307, 681–684 (1984).

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