I have been listing to BBC radio 4 "Minds of Our Own?" about scanning our brains for lies. It is clear the science should be inadmissible in a court of law, however I would be fascinated to see a study done on Psychics as I would suspect it would show them not to be lying most of the time even if what they are saying is not true.
Do you agree with me?
What would you think a scan would show their brains doing?
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rb1xt Policy-makers have long looked to science to help understand human behaviour and to influence it But what if science could actually read people's thoughts and intentions? That's the promise of the latest research from neuroscientists, who claim to be able to scan our brains for lies, broken promises and violent intentions. But how reliable is the science of 'mind-reading'? How might it change our ideas about free will, responsibility and rehabilitation? And should we not be able to keep the thoughts in our head private? Presented by Kenan Malik..