Monday, September 12, 2011

The Brain on Magnets

Sure, we all know about lie-detector tests. But wouldn't it be easier to simply make sure no one lies to begin with? Talis Bachmann's team at the University of Tartu in Estoni thinks this might be possible. After applying transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC)--which is involved in cognitive control--the team found that patients were more likely to be truthful.

Is it true? Judge for yourself: to read more see Powerful magnets hamper our ability to lie.