Brain Fingerprint Says Convicted Murderer Is Innocent
from the do-we-trust-the-technology? dept
It’s been over a year since we last mentioned the debate over “brain fingerprinting” – a technology for reading someone’s brainwaves to see if their brain has the information stored. In other words, if you present some bit of info that only a person involved in a crime would know – their brain fingerprint would indicate they knew it. This is, of course, very controversial and not everyone is convinced that it really works. The debate should rise up again, now that a convicted murderer on death row has been given a brain fingerprint that shows he does not know important details about the murder. Of course, it does make you wonder if someone involved in a particularly horrific crime (as this one appears to be) might black out the memory of the crime to the point that such a brain fingerprint would come up negative.