Researchers in Germany and the US have managed to interpret the brain activity and reconstruct utterances of words and full sentences.
There has been a dramatic rise in the number of brain-technology patents in the US.
The possibility of reading minds with brain scans is creating fierce controversy among legal scholars
After 3000 years of speculation, a German neurologist has finally located the source of evil. Well, at least Das Bild says he has. Gerhard Roth showed the tabloid images of the offending portion of the brain. It is an 'evil patch' in the brain's central lobe which shows up as a dark mass on X-rays, he says.
By 2032, students' brain characteristics could be the deciding factor in whether they get into the college of their dreams, researcher Prof Richard Heier, of the University of California Irvine, says.
For the second time in two years an Italian court has reduced the sentence of a convicted murderer because of abnormal brain scans.
The seeds of criminal and antisocial behaviour can be detected in children as young as three by using tests and brain imaging, a leading criminologist has claimed.
But judge does not rule it out as a possibility
But lawyers keep on trying to use the technology to determine whether people are telling the truth
Reliability still in doubt
Illinois convict’s brain disorder affects sentencing process