In a modern-age whodunnit, the brain is used as evidence in an Indian trial

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

India has become the first country to convict a person of a crime based on a brain scan. This past summer, a woman was given a life sentence for murder after prosecutors strapped her to memory-scanning electrodes and ran a test called Brain Electrical Oscillations Signature, or BEOS. Could this be coming to America anytime soon?
Guest: Jonah Lehrer, author of "Proust was a Neuroscientist"

Contributors:

Molly Webster

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