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I presume that it is the stress from saying one thing while thinking another, is exactly what they are trying to measure.

Beyond the lie detector, we now have methods to see, in real time, which areas of the brain are most active at any given moment in time.

We now know that there are hundreds of areas within the brain which are more active in reaction to different stimulii. And, because of evolution, these areas function in a conceptually different way than our conscious perception of reality. So, for example, a set of neural networks that have evolved to process friend or foe type conundrums, will also reveal brain activity for other similar problems.

Now, don't quote me. but I think I read recently in a science mag that the area of the brain activated when telling the truth is different from the one when you are not. It is a physiological phenomenon that would reveal liars far more accurately than galvanic measurements of the skin...

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by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Mar 23rd, 2006 at 04:04:11 PM EST
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