A brief, “edutaining” first-person account on the Science of Lying, from our own Dr. John Ohab.
This Pentagon Channel report investigates whether neuroimaging techniques can be used to detect deception. Dr. Bhatt previously appeared as a guest on the weekly science and technology podcast, “Armed with Science: Research and Applications for the Modern Military”.
The report also features my award-winning acting skills and demonstrates the razor-sharp wit and decision-making savvy required to answer personal questions under pressure.
Dr. Bhatt: Were you born in 1980?
Virtually no hesitation.
The fMRI research is fascinating and could shed valuable insight into the workings of the mind. The big-picture issue still remains though: are we defined by our bodies? Can any of these experiments really give us a greater insight into the human condition or the soul?
Lastly, the polygraph has been scientifically discredited to the point of dubious legal credibility.
Paul, thanks for your comment. I’m not sure if you caught the NPR report, “Is This Your Brain On God?”, from a while back, but it explores the convergence of scientific research and spirituality. I can’t comment on the scientific accuracy, but it might be worth a read if you’re interested.
Re: the polygraph, Dr. Bhatt said pretty much the same thing during our Armed with Science interview back in July.