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So you think you can tell lies and get away with it?

Check out these scary tools from the NWO. Not long from now they will just pop a cap on your head and make you tell the truth...

Daniel Langleben, of the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, uses a brain-scanning technique called functional magnetic-resonance imaging to probe his subjects' honesty. The lie which those subjects are asked to tell is a small one: they have to persuade Dr Langleben, or one of his assistants, that they are holding a particular playing card when often they are actually holding a different one. Each successful deception earns a subject $20. The researchers have not had to hand out much cash, though. The brains of lying subjects light up in particular places—notably the anterior cingulate gyrus and left prefrontal cortex—in ways that they do not in the honest.

A second technique for probing the brain directly during questioning is the “cognosensor” developed by Britton Chance, who also works at the University of Pennsylvania. His subjects wear a headband that beams infra-red light through their skulls and into their brains. Part of this light is reflected back, and the pattern of reflection indicates activity in the tissue it has been reflected from—in particular, changes in the flow of blood to that tissue.

According to Dr Chance, different emotional disturbances have characteristic reflection patterns. And when a person lies, more of the light is reflected, and the reflections come from a wider area, than when he is telling the truth.

A third brain-probing lie-detection technique, based on electroencephalography (EEG), has actually made it out of the laboratory and into the courtroom. Lawrence Farwell, the founder of Brain Fingerprinting Labs in Seattle, Washington, calls it MERMER (memory and encoding related multifaceted electroencephalographic response). It is, he claims, 99.9% accurate at determining the veracity of certain sorts of statement.

MERMER works by hooking someone up to a standard EEG machine and asking him about specific details of, for example, a crime scene. Lack of a brainwave called P300 denotes lack of familiarity with the details in question, suggesting any denial should be taken at face value.

The technique has already stood up to legal scrutiny twice—once when it supported a conviction, and once when it freed an innocent suspect. It will soon be used again, in the appeal by Jimmy Ray Slaughter, from Oklahoma, against his conviction for murdering his ex-girlfriend, Melody Wuertz, and their 11-month-old daughter, Jessica, in 1991. MERMER suggests that Mr Slaughter had no recollection of important facts about the murder, such as which rooms the victims' bodies were located in.

Although not yet foolproof, these three methods do offer possible alternatives to the antiquated techniques of the polygraph. The truth is out there. It is just a question of finding it.
By netchicken: posted on 14-7-2004

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