Brain Waves Reveal Terrorists' Guilty Knowledge
To test the pattern, they re-ran the experiment -- but without being privy to the mock plots. "Without any prior knowledge of the planned crime in our mock terrorism scenarios, we were able to identify 10 out of 12 terrorists, and, among them, 20 out of 30 crime-related details," said psychology professor J. Peter Rosenfeld. "The test was 83-percent accurate in predicting concealed knowledge, suggesting that our complex protocol could identify future terrorist activity."
In theory, then, Homeland Security officials may one day be able to determine if a suspect has "guilty knowledge" of a terrorist plot, regardless of whether or not the investigators are aware of the attack. It's impressive that psychologists were able to glean a pattern out of 29 student brains, but isn't it possible that those patterns could vary across age groups, or under unique circumstances? And couldn't those waves change form, depending on how much "guilty knowledge" a person has? The approach is definitely intriguing, but it seems as if it might need some more fine-tuning before anyone uses it to defuse attacks. [From: FOX News]