21 Aug 2017

How technology is helping us read the mind

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:22 pm on 21 August 2017

No this is not about psychics, its about major advances in technology that uses brain waves to tell if a person is lying or not.

Richard Jones is the director of the Christchurch Neurotechnology Research programme at the New Zealand Brain Research Institute, and a senior biomedical engineer and neuroscientist in the Department of Medical Physics & Bioengineering of Canterbury District Health Board.

He tells us about a project he's been involved with a project with the Canterbury University school of law, which he describes as knowledge detector. It;s a variation of an EEG which detects those brain waves that indicate whether person being tested has knowledge of something of certain things.

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