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YOU CAN TELL A LIAR BY HIS BREATRING.

When Tni fin- ffliini" n- lie you bi-eathn diflrr-.-ni.K- frs.in v, !.•!) \n\: arc U-llin? thn (ruth. The Jiffi't■•:".-. '• wa? dif-eovered bv r.iiians of s--me t-M- mad« upon his students by Profc-ir BeiiusH, of Grnz, who p'cp.H'fi! enr.-'s V'-.i'hiu' b-tt-.-tf, fitriii*R, and dajrams ani distributed t ;■>•.;.-~e anient; hi. J pupils. .'"'.!■ re.rmired to describe thn cards eorrc'.tly, <-.\-.vpt. in certain oases w]/'n tha cards u,« marked with a red t;tar. and th-.i students receiving them were required to deseribe them fal.«ely. Rn< - h Kit dent. v.-i:s wak'ind carefully by his foLlows-, who. ifruorat t of the nattire. of the t-ar<l. t; b-d ;o judce ftoni his. manner whether he -'.-as tr-;ii:i,ii 'ho truth or not. The watchers v. ere unable to judge with unv rc-rtaiuty. Rut before each man tvgan bis test the time o;cuj'i».l in inspiration a-nd expiration was measured, and the measurement was takrn aeain imni-'dint-ejy after he finished. It, was foui.d that th'- uu-Tar.oe of a fa tat stMeni'-nt always i'lc; and the utterance of a true : taterneut always diminished trV- fiuotif-n! obtained by dividing the time of it spiraticn by the time of expiration. Dr .Anton Pose, eommeritini: in 'Die Un-tchau' on these results,' remarks that th-/ di-'-eov.-t v furni-hes a. certain criterion bfctv. eon t]',\'b a.nd falsehood. For even a clever liar :'s HHv to fail in an attempt to escape detection by breathing irrefrularlv, Professor Bernini having discovereo that men are rnahle voluntarily to change their respiration sn as to affect the result.

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YOU CAN TELL A LIAR BY HIS BREATRING., Issue 15689, 31 December 1914

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YOU CAN TELL A LIAR BY HIS BREATRING. Issue 15689, 31 December 1914

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