Brain Scan Reveals Who Will Keep Their Promises

Promises are made to be broken, so it can be tough to tell which ones will be kept. But new-found patterns in brain activity can reveal whether someone intends to keep their word. The finding raises the possibility of using brain scans to determine the true intentions of criminals who are up for early release on parole, according to Thomas Baumgartner of the University of Zurich in Switzerland. He and his colleagues used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to catch promise-breakers in...Full Story
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