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brain fingerprinting

Syllabification: brain fin·ger·print·ing

Definition of brain fingerprinting in English:

noun

The recording and analysis of an individual’s neurological responses to images and words flashed on a screen, especially to determine if the person is telling the truth.
Example sentences
  • There's no evidence you can determine evil intent or anything else from brain fingerprinting.
  • Last year, after one of Slaughter's lawyers saw a 60 Minutes episode about brain fingerprinting, she contacted Farwell, who traveled to Oklahoma State Penitentiary in February with six steamer trunks filled with equipment.
  • Indeed, so-called brain fingerprinting has been proved to work in nearly 200 tests conducted in the past 15 years - many by the FBI, CIA and U.S. Navy.

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