Lie detection and the polygraph: A historical review

  title={Lie detection and the polygraph: A historical review},
  author={D. H. Grubin and Lars Madsen},
  journal={The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry \& Psychology},
  pages={357 - 369}
The search for a reliable means to detect deception has a long history. Because of the poor ability of most people, even professional ‘lie catchers’, to identify when someone is lying, a wide range of techniques have been developed to assist in lie detection. The link between physiological arousal and deception has been recognised for centuries, and in the nineteenth century scientists began to experiment with instruments that could measure this. The modern polygraph, which recorded changes in… 
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