By Melissa M. Littlefield
"The mendacity Brain
is a examine to take heavily. Its argument is well timed, transparent, and of specific value to the growth of our knowing of the relationships between technology reports, literary reports, and expertise studies."
---Ronald Schleifer, collage of Oklahoma
Real and imagined machines, together with psychological microscopes, inspiration translators, and polygraphs, have lengthy promised to observe deception in people. Now, through fMRI and EEG, neuroscientists appear to have discovered what scientists, attorneys, and police officers have searched for over a century: foolproof lie detection. yet are those new lie detection applied sciences any various from their predecessors? The mendacity Brain is the 1st booklet to discover the cultural background of an array of lie detection applied sciences: their ideological assumptions, the medical and fictional literatures that create and marketplace them, and the literacies required for his or her interpretation.
By reading a wealthy archive of fabrics approximately lie detection---from technological know-how to technology fiction---The mendacity Brain demonstrates the interconnections of technological know-how, literature, and pop culture within the improvement and dissemination of deception detection within the American cultural mind's eye. As Melissa Littlefield demonstrates, neuroscience isn't development a extra actual lie detector; it really is easily recycling centuries-old ideologies approximately deception and its detection.
Cover artwork: "Human mind" © Denis Barbulet, courtesy of Shutterstock.com