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Summary: A new study confirms that scanning a person’s brain with an fMRI is more accurate at picking up lies than a traditional polygraph test.
Source: University of Pennsylvania.
fMRI spots more lies in first controlled comparison of the two technologies.
When it comes to lying, our brains are much more likely to give us away than sweaty palms or spikes in heart rate, new evidence from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggests. The study, published in theJournal of Clinical Psychiatry, found that scanning people’s brains with fMRI, or functional magnetic resonance imaging, was significantly more effective at spotting lies than a traditional polygraph test.
Pattern of lies Vs truth differences in concealed information test. NeuroscienceNews.com image is credited to University of Pennsylvania./.../