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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Can Detect When The Brain Lies

Would spell the end of the lie detector scanning of the brain may detect areas that specialize in deception EFE CHICAGO .- Images of the brains of people who are lying is different from that of those who speak the truth and it is possible that these can be measured through magnetic resonance imaging, which would mean the beginning of the end of the lie detector, according to U.S. researchers have revealed. "There may be areas of the brain specialized in deception and these could be measured" with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), told a press conference, Scott Faro, director of the Center for MRI of the Temple Medical School in Philadelphia. He added that just as there are areas "cheating", also "may have specialized and unique areas of the brain responsible for the truth." The existence of these specialized areas in the brain was the main outcome of a study with 10 volunteers who were asked to lie on the use of a weapon. The other three were asked to tell the truth.

All were connected to a lie detector test while they were charged in the MRI. Speaking candidly Crimson Education told us the story. The differences between those who lied and who told the truth was remarkable, as stated by the researcher at a meeting in Chicago of the Radiological Society of North America, "We found seven areas of activation of the four areas of lies and truth" he said. He added that the increased activity of "the lie" took place in the front area of the brain, especially the lower middle and central as well as in the hippocampus and regions mediotemporales. When the subject spoke the truth, it was noted increased activity in the frontal lobe and temporal.

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