Now Available! Videos of The Truth About LIes: Neuroscience, Law, and Ethics of Lie Detection Technologies Symposium
Can’t Handle the Truth! On May 25, 2012, the Neuroscience Program, Center for Ethics
Neuroethics Program, and the Scholars Program in Interdisciplinary
Neuroscience Research (SPINR) combined forces to hold a symposium
on the intersection of neuroscience and law pertaining to the use of
fMRI and other lie detection technologies in the courtroom.
Dr. Hank Greely, director of the Center for Law and Biosciences at Stanford Law School, opened the symposium with a talk entitled, “fMRI-based lie detection: The Gap Between Lab and Life.”
Dr. Daniel Langleben, a professor of Psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania and pioneer of using fMRI to detect lies gave a talk entitled, “Brain Imaging and Deception: Research and Practice.”
Dr. Steven Laken,
founder, president, and CEO of Cephos; a company that markets the use
of fMRI for courtroom lie detection, gave a talk entitled, “Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Lie Detection.”
Following the talks, Emory’s Carolyn Meltzer,
Chair of the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, joined
the speakers in answering questions from the audience during a panel
discussion moderated by Julie Seaman
from Emory Law School.
If you’d like to watch a quick 3-min video about brain imaging as evidence, you might want to check out this little gem by the Neuroethics Creative Team on Neuroscience in the Courtroom.