You see shows like Maury and Montel, where they have couples who are unsure of their partners fidelity come with the belief that a polygraph test will prove or disprove their uncertainties. Lies are extremely difficult to prove, and yet people rely on it so much. So the question is, Is it possible to detect when someone is lying? Experts in the psychology field have recently been brought to the research that concludes MRI's are more capable of detecting lies than the traditional lie detector tests, which rely on irregular heart beats, skin and blood pressure, but the new fMRIs and brain scans are being incorporated to become a powerful forensic tool, which compares greatly to the polygraph test, which have many potential flaws. Plus there are methods that can be used to BEAT lie detector testing, which makes it that much more discredited. So why does the government, law enforcement, and shows like Maury stand by polygraph? Maybe because its statistically better at testing lies, than by chance alone.
My top 3 blogs:
1. erics096 Walk that way, thought it was interesting how you linked body movement and beauty. Great visuals!
2. byexx105, Taking a trip down memory lane. It was very thoughtful, and I also wonder how my childhood neighborhood would look to me if i were to go back today.
3. khori002, "That awkward moment when...Great visual! I can definitely relate, I'm always going through the tip of the tongue syndrome.