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Houston teenager invents lie detector test

Rediff India Abroad (Internet / Print) 05/25/06 http://us.rediff.com/news/2006/may/24lie.htm?q=np&file=.htm Trisha Pasricha asserts that she can catch even the smartest bluffers for the most part, working on their digestive tract, by administering a polygraph test, except she does it with an electrogastrogram (EGG), a machine that records the stomach's electrical activity. The test grew out of  Pasricha's 10th-grade science fair project, 'Liar, Liar, Your Stomach's on Fire,' which led her to a second-place award last spring in the behavioral and social sciences category of Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair, the world's largest pre-college science competitions. Now the test, which she developed with the help of P Jay Parischa, her medical professor father and which she claims to be more accurate than the standard polygraph test that concentrates on heartbeats and blood pressure, is on its way to be patented by the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. And her invention is getting even a wider attention following a report by ABC News on May 15.



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