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January 9, 2017


The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience is pleased to announce the release of its new knowledge brief: fMRI and Lie Detection .

Here is the Abstract:  

Some studies have reported the ability to detect lies, with a high degree of accuracy, by analyzing brain data acquired using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).  But is this new technology ready for its day in court? Our latest knowledge brief fMRI and Lie Detection takes a closer look at the potential and pitfalls of fMRI lie detection techniques, providing insight into the areas of the brain involved in lying, the impact of memory on deception, how countermeasures may foil our efforts to detect lies, and factors that can create cause for concern about experimental validity.

You can view and download  fMRI and Lie Detection   here

Expect additional knowledge briefs from the Network – on adolescent development, and on the handling of group-based scientific evidence – in coming months. 



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