By Melissa M. Littlefield
---Ronald Schleifer, college of Oklahoma
Real and imagined machines, together with psychological microscopes, inspiration translators, and polygraphs, have lengthy promised to become aware of deception in people. Now, through fMRI and EEG, neuroscientists appear to have discovered what scientists, attorneys, and police officers have searched for over a century: foolproof lie detection. yet are those new lie detection applied sciences any varied from their predecessors? The mendacity Brain is the 1st ebook to discover the cultural historical past of an array of lie detection applied sciences: their ideological assumptions, the medical 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 technology, 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 development a extra exact lie detector; it truly is easily recycling centuries-old ideologies approximately deception and its detection.
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