Friday, September 11, 2009
Better Than a Polygraph
A study in the Journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology posits that handwriting tests could be a better detector of lying, compared to that of polygraph sets. Subjects were told to write a true paragraph and a false paragraph. Scientists discovered significant differences between the two statements regarding pressure, stroke duration, stroke length, and height and width of letters.
In the future, maybe a written statement of innocence itself could reveal the guilty party. Neat, huh?