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I guess it just came out of the back of my head, that's all. Some of the brass
instruments -- does that word mean anything to you?
Okay. Did I understand you did work in psychology?
Not experimental, though.
Well, there was a school in Cornell called the Brass Instrument School, where
everybody on the faculty up there in Ithaca; everyone apparently was taken by the idea that
all things could be done by putting instruments on people. And J. B. Tichener and others
developed a lot of technology that I think was a little overblown, but at any rate they were
known as the brass instrument people.
One of the things that I did while I was in graduate school was to run a lie detector test for a
man who was a quite active in that field and wanted a graduate student to do some of the
donkey work. So I did a lot of work on Saturdays, running people through lie detector tests,
real professional criminals we got from the state penitentiary, Run them through the test
frequently -- not frequently but from time to time with armed guards standing in the lab.
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