Blog Glob: "Brain Scan Lie-Detection Deemed Far From Ready for Courtroom"
Posted Jun 02 2010 12:00am
A landmark decision has excluded fMRI lie-detection evidence from a federal court case in Tennessee.
The defense tried to use brain scans of the defendant to prove its client had not intentionally defrauded the government. In a 39-page opinion, Judge Tu Pham provided both a rebuke of this kind of fMRI evidence now, and a roadmap for how future defendants may be able to satisfy the Daubert standard, which governs the admissibility of scientific evidence.