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10/19/2012 04:19 pm ET

VICE Gives Bullsh!t E-meter Readings To Complete Strangers

VICE editor-in-chief Rocco Castoro heads out to Union Square to give strangers E-meter readings to determine their spiritual and moral fiber.

The Hubbard Electrometer, more commonly known as the E-meter, is a "religious artifact" used to measure the state of electrical characteristics in the static field surrounding the body. E-meters operate in a similar fashion to lie detectors, relying on a type of electrical circuit called a wheatstone bridge that measures the subject's galvanic skin response.

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