Giuseppe Sartori
Department of General Psychology

M-PSI/02 - Neuroscience

To offer an overview of various lie detection techniques.

Course contents:
Lie detection is an important field of research recently revived by security reasons. In this course an overview of various lie detection techniques will be presented. Furthermore, more recent lie detection techniques will be presented including mouse movement lie detection and keyboard lie detection.

- how good are laypersons in detecting lies ? just above chance detection also in the case of interrogation experts
- detecting lies from facial microexpressions
- the first respiratory lie detector was proposed by Vittorio Benussi in Padua
- the polygraph and the Control Question Technique: Mark Snowden leakeage went undetected at repeated polygraph examinations
- overcoming the polygraph drawbacks: The Guilty Knowledge Test (also recently relabeled as Concealed Information Test)
- lie detection based on brain activation (fMRI lie detection)
- Evoked potentials lie detector (P300)
- behavioral lie detection (autobiographical Implicit Information Tests and RT-based CIT)
- Countermeasures in lie detection: virtually all the lie detection techniques are vulnerable to countermeasures. How can countermeasures be countered?
- hidden lie detection. Hidden refers to conditions in which the examinee is unaware that he is under scrutiny. Thermal lie detection; keyboard lie detection; mouse movement lie detection.
- The future of lie detection

Course requirements:

Examination and grading (if foreseen):
The student should propose a variant of one of the available lie detection techniques of his/her choice.

3 May 2016, 9:00-18:00, HIT via Luzzatti 4

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