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How a brain scan can detect a broken promise

Posted by / February 7, 2010


According to a new study out of Switzerland, broken promises can be detected by a brain scan. Researchers suggest that it is possible, by monitoring brain activity, to identify when a promise will be broken before the individual actually breaks it. The study provides an interesting insight into how deception can be investigated experimentally.

Read the full story at Scientific American to see how they did it.

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  • Wasims

    If this is true I have a great idea. Wire this scanning machine up to the world politicians and as soon as they make a promise live stream it across the internet together with the result of whether they’re about to break the promise too and THEN we’ll vote in the next elections !!

  • sorry wasims but that is unconstiutional