Concept forwarded by James Matte to account for a portion of false positive errors in polygraphy. According to the theory, the innocent examinee is inclined to physiologically react to relevant questions if he is excessively concerned about a polygraph error. To correct this confound, Matte advocates the insertion of an “inside track” pair of questions among the test questions. Empirical support for the inside track is not yet available. See: Matte (1996); Nelson & Cushman (2011).