from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Wonder woman had a lasso that forced bad guys to tell the truth -- which always seemed a bit ridiculous. But forcing people to tell the truth is an interesting area of research, and folks have made some progress over the years. Here are just a few quick links on some projects about lying.
- Lie detectors made out of cameras with thermal imaging and facial analysis software could be available as smartphone apps someday. And an app to train you how to be a better liar will be sold immediately afterwards. [url]
- Zapping your brain with magnetic pulses could prevent you from lying (as much as you normally would). In other news: tin foil hats sales are expected to grow exponentially through 2015. [url]
- Truth serums generally don't work and were deemed unconstitutionally coercive in the 1960s. Putting terrorists' heads in a magnetic field seems a bit more friendly than waterboarding, though... [url]
- To discover more interesting articles on the human mind, check out what's currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]