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Mental CMs?
Does anyone have experience using a memorized prayer or mantra while taking a polygraph and itís effectiveness as a CM?

Started Apr 20th, 2021 at 3:01pm by Sammy (Guest)
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By: George W. Maschke
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Meds and Polygraph Exams
I currently take a muscle relaxer and an antidepressant for depression (cyclobenzaprene and Cymbalta). Do these meds effect my results on a polygraph?

Started Apr 20th, 2021 at 3:21pm by Sammy (Guest)
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By: George W. Maschke
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Tongue Biting? *Please Help*
My last post didn't gain a response. Perhaps this one will (I have my test coming VERY soon and I'm nervous). This probably sounds like a stupid question but I'll ask it anyway. Someone please help me...

Started Jul 18th, 2005 at 11:45pm by nopolyman
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5th Edition of The Lie Behind the Lie Detector Released is pleased to announce the release of the 5th edition of The Lie Behind the Lie Detector. This is the first new edition in 13 years.
Here's what's new:
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Started Nov 11th, 2018 at 3:47pm by Administrator
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By: Davida Riegel (Guest)
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10 of the same questions. Stefano please help.
If the poly test is based on ten exact same questions but in diffrent order does that mean its relevant / irrelevant test?

Started Feb 27th, 2012 at 6:02am by yessur (Guest)
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Even CIA admits they're BS
I'm new here so I'm for sure if this is the right place to post.
Recently, I was on the CIA's FOIA Library page looking through the CREST database. I was look at the shockingly homophobic memos/...

Started Jul 14th, 2017 at 9:54pm by jackmac82
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Poll: Interesting TV Program
Greetings and Happy New Year wishes to the anti-polygraph community.† Yesterday I watched TV while working out at a local fitness club and unfortunately didn't have the ability to record details of th...

Started Jan 1st, 2016 at 11:07pm by Wandersmann
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By: xenonman
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Didn't work for me
I had only a few days to take a polygraph prior to a grand jury hearing.† I wanted to know more about polygraph testing before I took the test because I worked for a police department and did not like...

Started Jan 26th, 2013 at 3:27pm by Confused 2
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Polygraph Coming Up. How to Prepare?
Have a polygraph coming up with a federal agency in a few weeks. Is it too late to prepare? I've read over the relevant chapter in TLBTLD. Anything else I should be doing to prepare?
Also, what ...

Started May 26th, 2016 at 1:53pm by vjones (Guest)
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By: xenonman
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now i know for sure polygraph is bogus
  ???my best friend decided because of her live-in boyfriend's secretive behavior, that he was secretly carrying on a relationship with me. there was absolutely no truth to this--i never talked to him...

Started Aug 2nd, 2002 at 6:15pm by evi1919
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By: Dan Mangan
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Breathing CM
I've read several posts about the breathing CM and also read about different types. I apologize if I have missed it or something but should I remember one breathing CM and stick to it? Of course I was...

Started Sep 13th, 2014 at 10:32pm by Fly Guy (Guest)
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By: George W. Maschke
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irrelevant questions
hi i am going to take a polygraph very soon and i was wondering if the polygrapher uses irrelevant questions, instead of control questions, should i treat the irrelevant as control questions and imply...

Started Dec 14th, 2013 at 9:31pm by roger (Guest)
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Relevant/Irrelevant Countermessures
I'm sorry but I do not understand the statement of varying your responses to two differing groups of  two relavent questions in two different chart presentations. ( I know that is not a direct quote)....

Started Feb 23rd, 2012 at 6:59pm by Stressed
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By: Daniel Rustburn (Guest)
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CM vs relevant question breathing pattern
The CM technique explained in TLBTLD does make sense. I have a question though. If you use breathing CM for a control question, let's say hold your breath 4 - 5 seconds. At the same time, you also hav...

Started Oct 18th, 2009 at 12:01am by tedt3526
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By: Daniel Rustburn (Guest)
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Can a CM be to much of a Cm?
Can you be so good at a Cm by practicing that it becomes to much? Is it possible that an increase in heart rate can be way to much or does a computer polygraph not measure how much it inceases (Beats ...

Started Mar 31st, 2012 at 1:39pm by planostano (Guest)
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Breathing question ???
Hello just got done reading your publication Lie Behind The Lie Detector for the second time. Great work.
What I am wondering about is in chapter 4
"As soon as you recognize that the questio...

Started Mar 2nd, 2012 at 10:44pm by Joebrown (Guest)
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Possible CM?
I'm not sure if everyone is physically capable of doing this but it seems forcibly blurring your own vision (causing pupils to dilate) would generate a physical respone akin to the anal sphincter meth...

Started Feb 19th, 2012 at 5:48pm by polypoppolypop
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By: RoamingBack
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Time to update references in The Lie Behind the Detector?
Are there any plans to update the references in The Lie Behind the Detector.  Several of the links are broken (just a few examples below) and I'm sure by now that updated material is available.  Perha...

Started Sep 12th, 2011 at 7:52pm by Anthony
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By: George W. Maschke
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Volitional Polygrph Question
I work in an environment where many of my coworkers have opted for a higher level of clearance and were required to take a polygraph as part of the process.  I have been considering following suite as...

Started Aug 26th, 2011 at 3:50am by qrqzz88 (Guest)
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