Brain fingerprinting done by the FBI...This is a scary process.
"The technique relies on electrical signals in the brain
A controversial technique for identifying a criminal mind using involuntary brainwaves that could reveal guilt or innocence is about to take centre
stage in a last-chance court appeal against a death-row conviction in the US.
The technique, called "brain fingerprinting", has already been tested by the FBI and has now become part of the key evidence to overturn the murder
conviction of Jimmy Ray Slaughter who is facing execution in Oklahoma.
Brain Fingerprinting, developed by Dr Larry Farwell, chief scientist and founder of Brain Fingerprinting Laboratories, is a method of reading the
brain's involuntary electrical activity in response to a subject being shown certain images relating to a crime.
Unlike the polygraph or lie detector to which it is often compared, the accuracy of this technology lies in its ability to pick up the electrical
signal, known as a p300 wave, before the suspect has time to affect the output.
"It is highly scientific, brain fingerprinting doesn't have anything to do with the emotions, whether a person is sweating or not; it simply detects
scientifically if that information is stored in the brain," says Dr Farwell.
"It doesn't depend upon the subjective interpretation of the person conducting the test. The computer monitors the information and comes up with
information present or information absent."
Brain fingerprinting doesn't have anything to do with the emotions, whether a person is sweating or not; it simply detects scientifically if that
information is stored in the brain.
Dr Larry Farwell -
"Brain fingerprinting is admissible in court for use in identifying or exonerating individuals in the US."
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[Edited on 19-2-2004 by Journey]