By Melissa M. Littlefield
---Ronald Schleifer, collage of Oklahoma
Real and imagined machines, together with psychological microscopes, notion translators, and polygraphs, have lengthy promised to notice deception in humans. Now, through fMRI and EEG, neuroscientists appear to have came across what scientists, legal professionals, and cops have looked for over a century: foolproof lie detection. yet are those new lie detection applied sciences any various from their predecessors? The mendacity Brain is the 1st ebook to discover the cultural heritage of an array of lie detection applied sciences: their ideological assumptions, the clinical and fictional literatures that create and marketplace them, and the literacies required for his or her interpretation.
By interpreting a wealthy archive of fabrics approximately lie detection---from technology to technology fiction---The mendacity Brain demonstrates the interconnections of technological know-how, literature, and pop culture within the improvement and dissemination of deception detection within the American cultural mind's eye. As Melissa Littlefield demonstrates, neuroscience isn't really development a extra actual lie detector; it truly is easily recycling centuries-old ideologies approximately deception and its detection.
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The Lying Brain: Lie Detection in Science and Science Fiction by Melissa M. Littlefield