Navigation Links
Scholar unconvinced new lie-detection methods better than old ones
Date:6/2/2009

ls are such that if you didn't want to have your brain scanned, all you'd have to do is clench your teeth or move your head, and it would create artifacts in the images, and then you can't use them luckily."

Still, she said, those promoting the newer, brain-based deception-detection technologies have had some degree of success in convincing the media and public that new and improved does equal better/safer. And that notion that science and technology can protect us "makes us feel better," she said.

"We want science to be able to answer all our questions somehow which it can't do. That's the long and the short of it," she said.

The U. of I. professor recently finished a yet-to-be-published book, "Tracing Truth: A Cultural History of Deception Detection." Much of the book is framed by "looking back at the cultural ideologies those three stories: lies are measurable, the body seems so obvious, and deception and truth are intertwined."

"And I go back to all this media, debate, science fiction and scientific detective fiction from the turn of the 20th century and trace these stories all the way through to current fMRI literatures in the scientific and popular press."

Littlefield is working on another book, tentatively titled "Playing the Role of a Criminalist: Disciplining Narratives in the Forensic Sciences." Its focus is on "metadisciplinarity."

The book is based, in part, on Littlefield's own interdisciplinary life and career, and examines how a number of disciplines have come together over the past 50 years to become known as the forensic sciences "whatever that is," she said. The book also explores what Littlefield calls forensic sciences' "interesting relationship with fiction, in particular Sherlock Holmes and 'CSI.' "

"Without these stories, without this literature, I think you'd have a much harder time trying to get the public on board with things like forensics or fMRI or lie detection," she s
'/>"/>

Contact: Melissa Mitchell
melissa@illinois.edu
217-333-5491
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Five outstanding young gastroenterologists receive AGA Foundation 2009 Research Scholars Award
2. WPI professor receives Fulbright Scholarship to work on tissue engineering in Ireland
3. UC San Diego senior named Churchill Scholar for extraordinary undergraduate research
4. Celebrated UH researcher invited to Caltech as distinguished scholar
5. Case Western Reserve receives Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging award
6. Rutgers scholar authors definitive biography of reproductive medicine pioneer
7. JDRF announces 2008 Scholar Award recipients
8. UC Berkeley virologist named Keck Distinguished Young Scholar
9. W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2008 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in Medical Research
10. Julia Zeitlinger named Pew Scholar
11. BP funds energy scholarships for K20 scholars
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/22/2014)... Dec. 22, 2014 Research and Markets ... the addition of the "The Global ... their offering. ... an overview of the global digital media ... control and monitor piracy by securely and ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 18, 2014 Research and Markets ... "Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The North American ... CAGR of 3.6% from 2014 to 2019. Although the ... Canada is expected to grow ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... DUBLIN , Dec. 15, 2014 Research ... announced the addition of the "Samsung Galaxy ... Analysis" report to their offering. ... on a totally different sensing technology than the ... a fingerprint sensor in its product. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The Global Watermarking and Fingerprinting Markets 2Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System) 2Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System) 3Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Technology Analysis 2
... Mankind's closest living relatives-the world's apes, monkeys, lemurs ... some could soon disappear forever, according to a ... of IUCN-The World Conservation Union's Species Survival Commission ... collaboration with Conservation International (CI). , Primates in ...
... Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), one of the ... the Large-Scale Sequencing Research Network will begin sequencing ... a skate and several important insects, as part ... the human genome. , The National Advisory Council ...
... with HIV-1 engage a primitive defense mechanism that ... The research also reveals exactly how HIV-1 successfully ... cells. However, elucidation of the mechanism HIV-1 uses ... a potential vulnerability within the HIV-1 molecule. Identification ...
Cached Biology News:Primates on the brink 2Primates on the brink 3Primates on the brink 4NHGRI targets 12 more organisms for genome sequencing 2NHGRI targets 12 more organisms for genome sequencing 3NHGRI targets 12 more organisms for genome sequencing 4NHGRI targets 12 more organisms for genome sequencing 5Ancient immune defense mechanism is no match for HIV-1 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... 23, 2014 SoundConnect’s ... designed to introduce cutting edge communication technology, ... partners of platform upgrades. This webinar series ... users in their quest to leverage web ... According to SoundConnect’s Marketing Manager, Seanna Baumgartner, ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... (PRWEB) December 24, 2014 The report ... at 19.7% by 2019. It also provides a carefully ... strategies and challenges for the market. , Full Copy ... the report, the global market for cell expansion will ... future. It expects this growth to be driven by ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL ... the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR Act) in ... 2014, thereby completing the U.S. HSR Act antitrust ... the Company by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.  ... to closing the transaction, which remains subject to ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. (OTCQB: ... focused on the development of autologous cell therapies, announced ... University of Calgary in conjunction with co-authors from Kyoto ... validates the company,s ongoing clinical research using dermal sheath ... baldness. The paper entitled " Hair Follicle ...
Breaking Biology Technology:SoundConnect Launches Leading Edge Business Communications Webinar Series 2SoundConnect Launches Leading Edge Business Communications Webinar Series 3The Cell Expansion Market is Expected to Reach $14.8 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2The Cell Expansion Market is Expected to Reach $14.8 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Receives U.S. Antitrust Clearance 2Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Receives U.S. Antitrust Clearance 3Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 2Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 3Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 4Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 5
... its previously announced acquisition of MARC Global Holdings, Inc. ... 738 employees at 21 sites with $172 million in ... , ,Former MARC CEO Oliver Cooper will have a ... leader John Jazwiec. , ,"The integration of MARC and ...
... away from the Olympics of Biotechnology happening in Chicago! For those ... in June?", you would traditionally be right. The annual BIO meeting ... ,The BIO organization made a strategic decision this year ... a couple of key reasons: , ,1. Avoid coinciding with the ...
... some Wisconsin legislators are pushing state restrictions on ... would effectively move beyond President Bush's 2001 order ... disadvantage. , ,Rather than adding a layer ... from two panels -- one federal and the ...
Cached Biology Technology:42 days until the 2006 Olympics of Biotechnology in Chicago 242 days until the 2006 Olympics of Biotechnology in Chicago 342 days until the 2006 Olympics of Biotechnology in Chicago 442 days until the 2006 Olympics of Biotechnology in Chicago 5Federal and global guidelines on stem cell research offer a level playing field 2Federal and global guidelines on stem cell research offer a level playing field 3
RNase-Free DNase 50 l...
supplied with 10x reaction buffer...
... an endoribonuclease, the RNA strand of ... origin, e.g. that of phage FX174, ... x poly(dT). RNase H produces ribonucleotides ... no activity is detected with polyribonucleotides ...
Unit Definition: 1 U corresponds to the amount of enzyme which produces 1 mol protons per minute at pH 5.5 and 30C (peptin from citrus peel, Fluka-No. 76280, as substrate)...
Biology Products: