What types of brain activity specifically affect skin resistance to mild electric current passing through e-meter cans?Genuine question.Yes, types of brain activity can affect skin resistance to mild electric current.
Sometimes it will "e-meter read" on things that are true and sometimes on things that are false.
Does anyone here believe that Hubbard was almost run over by a freight train on the planet Venus?
(Also, in a court-of-law, a polygraph test is not accepted as evidence for guilt or innocence. Why not? )
Yes, IMO the e-meter is crude compared to a polygraph.In other words, the e-meter the cult uses is crude by current gsr technology standards...
But, yeah, it's a "sciency" gimmick Hubbard, um, "appropriated" and proceeded to use to
ding in his Crowleyian fantasy of world/universe domination...
It is not even a functional polygraph: it does not detect "lies".Yes, IMO the e-meter is crude compared to a polygraph.
(I am not sure if a polygraph is still used for hiring a person for a top-secret engineering job.)