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The New Lie Detector? The 'Functional MRI'

Publication Date: 
June 02, 2008
Lawyers USA
Sylvia Hsieh

Professor Henry T. "Hank" Greely is quoted in Lawyers USA about whether the MRI is a viable evidence tool in litigation:

"It has really taken off, with more than a thousand articles published every year," said Hank Greely, a law professor and director of the Center for Law and Bioscience at Stanford Law School.

"It's just a matter of time before the fMRI will be used regularly in [litigation]," he said.


Greely predicts it will take another 10 years for the test to be admissible.

"I'm concerned that jurors will take it too seriously. It's really interesting science, but a lot has not been worked out," he said, noting that each researcher is working on their own ideas without trying to replicate the work of others.