Brains scan for lie detection

Functional MRI technology allows scientists to detect brain activity such as deception in the laboratory. Defense attorneys want to use this technology as courtroom evidence that Gary Smith did not fatally shoot his roommate in 2006. The judge ruled that it was not admissable because there is not scientific consensus about what the difference in brain activity proves in real-world cases. Read related article.

Detecting brain functions such as deception with MRI technology.
Brain images courtesy Medforlaw. | The Washington Post. Published on August 26, 2012, 7:24 p.m.

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