Two companies say their brain-scanning technology can find the truth in criminal cases
By Justin McLachlanPosted 02.24.2010 at 10:37 am 1 Comment
It was a courtroom first. Late last year, an Illinois judge allowed functional magnetic-resonance imaging (fMRI) as evidence during the sentencing phase of a murder trial. Defense attorneys argued that the scan showed signs of mental illness and hoped it would convince the jury to show mercy. It didn't. They sentenced Brian Dugan to death for killing a 10-year-old girl.