Navigation Links
New essays examine the use of fMRI to recognize deceit
Date:6/8/2009

Cambridge, Mass.June 8, 2009The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has published a volume of essays, "Using Imaging to Identify Deceit: Scientific and Ethical Questions," examining the scientific support for using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to recognize deception.

The seven essays, authored by scholars of neuroscience, law, and philosophy, also consider the legal and ethical concerns raised when machine-based means are employed to identify deceit.

"The pace of scientific discovery and the subsequent applications of new technology create questions that extend beyond the boundaries of science," says neuroscientist Emilio Bizzi, President of the American Academy and Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "This adaptation of medical technology generates unique legal and ethical concerns that benefit from the thoughtful opinions of this diverse collection of scholars."

The authors of express a dim view of lie detection based on fMRI technology. They also consider the widely used polygraph and conclude that both it and fMRI are unreliable. The full text of the volume is available at http://www.amacad.org/publications/deceit.aspx.

Using Imaging to Identify Deceit: Scientific and Ethical Questions includes the following essays:

"Imaging Deception"
by Emilio Bizzi, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Steven E. Hyman, Provost, Harvard University and Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

"An Introduction to Functional Brain Imaging in the Cortex of Lie Detection"
by Marcus E. Raichle, Professor of Radiology, Neurology, Neurobiology and Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

"The Use of fMRI in Lie Detection: What Has Been Show and What Has Not"
by Nancy Kanwisher, Ellen Swallow Richards Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Lying Outside the Laboratory: The Impact of Imagery and Emotion on the Neural Circuitry of Lie Detection"
by Elizabeth A. Phelps, Silver Professor of Psychology and Neural Science, New York University

"Actions Speak Louder than Images"
by Stephen J. Morse, Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology and Law in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

"Neural Lie Detection in Courts"
by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Professor of Philosophy and Hardy Professor of Legal Studies, Dartmouth College

"Lie Detection in the Courts: The Vain Search for the Magic Bullet"
by Jed S. Rakoff, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York

"Neuroscience-Based Lie Detection: The Need for Regulation"
by Henry T. Greely, Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Professor, by courtesy, of Genetics, Stanford University

These essays were originally presented as talks at a symposium sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the McGovern Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University.


'/>"/>

Contact: Leah Gourley
lgourley@amacad.org
617-576-5027
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. Non-Profit Healthcare Facilities Invited to Submit Essays in Vector180s Worthy Of Wi-Fi Contest
2. New Book Provides Brutally Honest, Touching & Funny Essays about Women in Their 40s
3. McCulley/Cuppan Consultants Contribute Chapter to the Newly Published Book, Rhetoric of Healthcare: Essays Toward a New Disciplinary Inquiry
4. Student Veteran Health Examined in First-of-Its-Kind Study by University of Minnesota/Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
5. Mayo Clinic Researchers Examine the Psychological Impact of Child Abuse
6. Mayo Clinic researchers examine the psychological impact of child abuse
7. National Coalition Hosts Event to Examine Costs Projections for Chronic Diseases
8. 2 studies examine medical consequences of police use of force during restraint
9. Study examines reliability of clinical and pathological diagnoses of Barretts esophagus
10. BullMarket.com Examines Healthcare Stocks: Psych Solutions, Cerner, Aetna, Covidien and HCP
11. Study examines radiation dose estimates for pregnant women undergoing therapeutic ERCP
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New essays examine the use of fMRI to recognize deceit
(Date:10/13/2017)... Ky. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The ... MPH to become its next President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dr. James C. ... CEO Elect beginning July 1, 2018 until Dr. Puffer’s retirement at the end of ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (PRWEB) , ... ... ... University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and ... educated healthcare professionals on guideline updates for the primary prevention of cardiovascular ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Many families have long-term insurance that covers care for a family ... for care if the client has a cognitive impairment diagnosis. , “What this ... often waived, so the benefits from their insurance start immediately,” said Mechell Vieira, owner ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual ... in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon ... fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for ... Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... 12, 2017 AVACEN Medical , Inc. (AVACEN) ... their  2017 New Product Innovation Award for Its fibromyalgia ... and secondary medical device market research by Frost & Sullivan,s ... OTC, drug-free pain relief product, the AVACEN 100, offers a ... fibromyalgia widespread pain. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... EXTON, Pa. , Oct. 12, 2017 ... global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, ... results before the market opens on Thursday, October 26, ... discuss the results and business expectations at 9:00 a.m. ... 877-930-8295 (U.S.) or 253-336-8738 (International). The conference ID is ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... Oct. 11, 2017  Caris Life Sciences ® , ... the promise of precision medicine, today announced that St. ... Precision Oncology Alliance™ (POA) as its 17 th ... St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute will help develop standards ... of tumor profiling, making cancer treatment more precise and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: