Editorial


Nature Neuroscience 11, 1231 (2008)
doi:10.1038/nn1108-1231

Deceiving the law


Lie-detection tests have not been scientifically proven to reliably detect deception at an individual level, yet they are being marketed by several companies and have even been admitted as evidence in an Indian court. This calls for a critical appraisal of these technologies and regulatory measures to prevent misuse.

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