More fMRI stuff and nonsense

ABC News (30 Aug) is the latest media outlet to get on the MRI Lie-Detection bandwagon. “See a Lie Inside the Brain – Researchers Detect the Truth and Find Lies With an FMRI” is their breathless headline. How exciting! But Don Q Blogger points out it’s mostly uncritical puff for commercial companies offering fMRI lie detection tests

Meanwhile, Mind Hacks, Boing Boing and The Neurocritic all weigh in on a recent New York Times article on the growing commercialisation of fMRI technology for lie detection, pain control and a host of other purposes.

UPDATE (5 Sept): further commentary on the ABC story over at Cognitive Daily and The Neurocritic.

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