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:8/20/2014)... Multiple fires are visible in in this image of ... Many of these were most likely intentionally set in ... of a forest or stand of trees where the ... of deforestation include conversion of forestland to farms, ranches, ... the dark green of the Amazon Rainforest in the ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... who have suffered concussions ready to return to action? ... high school athletes who head back on the field ... regression in their abilities to simultaneously walk and do ... changes in their balance and/or altered walking speed, was ... 12 had returned to activity in less than a ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... DENVER (August 20, 2014) Women who are poor ... to infants with elevated levels of the stress hormone, ... later in life, according to a new research from ... online recently in the American Journal of Human ... infants and relate it directly to the socioeconomic status ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Recovery reversal seen in Oregon study of returning concussed athletes 2Recovery reversal seen in Oregon study of returning concussed athletes 3CU Denver researcher shows economic disparities impact infant health 2
... found that new disease pathways involving more than one ... rare genetic disorder in which fatty substances called glycosphingolipids ... pain, and increased risk of cancer and Parkinson,s disease. ... expensive and more effective ways to treat the disorder, ...
... release is available in French . , Scientists ... McGill University have discovered that our brains have the ability ... specially-coded sounds, without any visual or tactile input. Not only ... the brain and how it perceives the world around us, ...
... Inhaling nitric oxide appears to safely and effectively ... researchers report., A study of 18 patients in Atlanta, ... oxide for four hours had better pain control than ... C. Alvin Head, chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology ...
Cached Biology News:Cheaper, more effective treatment of type 1 Gaucher disease possible 2See no shape, touch no shape, hear a shape? 2Inhaling nitric oxide eases pain crises in sickle cell patients 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... Aug. 20, 2014  Decision Resources Group finds that the vascular ... Russia , India and ... 2013, roughly equal to the size of the United ... market will experience much faster growth as a result of strong ... Other key findings from Decision Resources Group,s coverage of the ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Stimulating nerves in your ear could improve the health ... at the University of Leeds used a standard TENS ... apply electrical pulses to the tragus, the small raised ... front of the ear canal. , The stimulation changed ... by reducing the nervous signals that can drive failing ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Research and Markets  has announced the addition of ... Report" report to their offering. This report ... US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Media, Sera, and Reagents. ... Canada , Japan , ... Latin America . Annual estimates and forecasts are provided ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 ... to offer fast and cost-effective metabolite production from ... and proprietary chemistry platform, the technology enables convenient ... issues. According to XenoTech’s Vice President of ... metabolite synthesis for assessing clinical risk can be ...
Breaking Biology Technology:BRIC Vascular Access Device Market Valued at $1.6 Billion in 2013, Similar to the U.S. Market 2BRIC Vascular Access Device Market Valued at $1.6 Billion in 2013, Similar to the U.S. Market 3'Tickling' your ear could be good for your heart 2Global Cell and Tissue Culture Supplies - Strategic Business Report 2014 2Beyond Metabolite Identification, Testable Quantities Now Offered by XenoTech 2Beyond Metabolite Identification, Testable Quantities Now Offered by XenoTech 3
... Sept. 15 Epeius Biotechnologies,Corporation today announced that ... has been highlighted in a recent NEWS article,published ... (JNCI, Sept. 9,2008). The article, authored by Vickie ... medicine that may succeed where small,molecules and proteins ...
... Enobia Pharma, an emerging biotech,company focused ... presented pre-clinical data demonstrating that its enzyme,replacement ... bones that,have already been severely weakened by ... with Enobia,s product ENB-0040, significantly,increases survival and ...
... Offers Industry Dialogue, Commentary and How-To, ... Collaboration, PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 15 ... strategist and communicator, has,launched a new website, ... and communicators can share thinking, gain insights and,connect ...
Cached Biology Technology:Epeius Biotechnologies' Lead Product, Rexin-G for Metastatic Cancer, Aptly Highlighted by National Cancer Institute Journal 2Enobia Pharma Presents PreClinical Data Showing ENB-0040 Significantly Improved Survival and Healed Skeletal Manifestations of Severe Hypophosphatasia in Mice 2Enobia Pharma Presents PreClinical Data Showing ENB-0040 Significantly Improved Survival and Healed Skeletal Manifestations of Severe Hypophosphatasia in Mice 3
...
RABBIT ANTI HUMAN ALPHA-2-ANTIPLASMIN...
... mix (Thermoprime Plus DNA Polymerase with a ... times higher fidelity than standard Taq DNA ... DNA polymerase, Amplifies DNA templates >20kb, Concentration: ... PCR for cloning and mutagenesis We are ...
... EnzChek Lysozyme Assay Kit (E-22013) provides,researchers ... levels of lysozyme,activity in solution. This ... to 20 U/mL (Figure 1). The ... cell,walls, which are labeled to such ...
Biology Products: