Monday, October 30, 2006

Zooming in on the truth

Many think they can tell when someone's lying. They watch their eyes, their hands, the tilt of the head. Or they hook up a whirring machine that sends ink pens scurrying across strips of graph paper. Now there's a whole new world in the quest for demonstrable falsehood:
"By peering directly into our brains, its keepers aim to set a new gold standard for the recognition of honesty in everyone from politicians to criminals to lovers"
There's more, in the Washington Post.

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