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Tuesday, December 7, 2004

Will Brainscans Replace Polygraphs?

BrainscanNPR reports that new brainscan technology provides a more accurate test for deception than polygraph tests currently in use by law enforcement agencies across the country.  To listen, click here.  [Mark Godsey]

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Readers might be interested in the following information. Recently, a very searsoned psychologist [who had been the Chief Research Psychologist in the USA's then largest intelligence agency] has renewed his previous research into the problem of trying to induce less lying and attempted deception, by job applicants, suspects, and possible terrorists, when being systematically interrogated. A technique, based upon the the principle of multiple-taskiing interference, was shown to significantly block the ability to lie and otherwise deceive while being interrogated. This research is fully described in the web pages whose URL is:

Posted by: Dr. LeRoy A. Stone | Mar 19, 2005 5:52:51 AM

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