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.
Brain images courtesy Medforlaw. | The Washington Post.