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+ - Reading Terrorists Minds about Imminent Attack 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Imagine technology that allows you to get inside the mind of a terrorist to know how, when and where the next attack will occur. In the Northwestern study, when researchers knew in advance specifics of the planned attacks by the make-believe "terrorists," they were able to correlate P300 brain waves to guilty knowledge with 100 percent accuracy in the lab, said J. Peter Rosenfeld, professor of psychology in Northwestern's Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences."
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Reading Terrorists Minds about Imminent Attack

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  • You know, feeling of guilt, the remorse, knowing and regretting what you've done or are planning on doing. I don't think a terrorist would feel guilt.

    And, given how Grant from Mythbusters was able to slip by a fMRI [] by keeping his brain busy, I wonder if a similar tactic could be used. Since it sounds like they're recording specific brain waves and/or from a specific area, wouldn't the only thing you have to do to send the bomb squad to the wrong place is to think of something you regret when the wrong cit

I bet the human brain is a kludge. -- Marvin Minsky