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Researchers at MUSC conducted the study using 60 healthy men. They offered some extra money if they could manage to trick the machine, but none could.
"We had some of our study group try to dupe us, and they were unable," George said.
The MRI images show that more blood flows to parts of the brain associated with anxiety and impulse control when people lie. More blood also flows to the part of the brain handling multitasking because it is hard for people to keep track of lies they have told.
A bit mistaken here FredT. The process of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) DOES NOT subject the patient to radiation. MRIs utilize radiofrequency waves and a strong magnetic field rather than x-rays.
Do you subject people against thier will to a procedure that involves exposure to radiation?
The instruments cost well over $2 million. They require about $10,000 per month for upkeep, like the liquid helium. Plus, they generally take longer to acquire than do X-ray type scans. These costs are of course passed on to the patient -- depending on the length of the scan, the MRIs cost $2,000 - $4,000 in MRI time alone, not accounting for the time of the various technicians and doctors also involved.
Originally posted by FredT
There are side effect from the contrast agents, and this study had cooperative patients.
Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
I see it as just another discovery into the workings of the human mind. By demonstrating, under controlled conditions at least, that there is increased blood flow into these areas of the brain during times of false representation, denial, lying, etc. . . . my question is could this prove to be a usefull means to detect, diagnose, or study certain psychiatric and psychological problems, illnesses, and diseases.