Lie Detection, Mind Reading, and Brain Reading

  • Marc Jonathan Blitz
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Law, Neuroscience, and Human Behavior book series (PASTLNHB)


This chapter briefly looks at the ways that those in the mid-to-late twentieth-century developed lie-detection techniques without neuroimaging – and how various neuroimaging techniques promise more sophisticated types of lie detection. It also very briefly explains how different neuroimaging technologies – such as EEF, fMRI, and fNIR – work, and how they might evolve into more sophisticated – and invasive – techniques in the future, and how law enforcement use of them may thus raise privacy concerns (and do so, even in cases that at first seem free of substantial privacy harms).


Electroencepholography EEG Functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI fNIR Guilty knowledge Lie detection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Jonathan Blitz
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  1. 1.Oklahoma City University School of LawOklahoma CityUSA

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