The coming battle over brain scans in the courtroom
The possibility of reading minds with brain scans is creating fierce controversy among legal scholars
Evil is all in the brain. Or is it?
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.
Brain scans could replace SATs in 20 years
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.
Italian murderer’s sentence reduced after brain scans
For the second time in two years an Italian court has reduced the sentence of a convicted murderer because of abnormal brain scans.
Child brain scans to identify future criminals
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.
Brain scan fails legal test in Tennessee
But judge does not rule it out as a possibility
Brain scan evidence dismissed in New York court
But lawyers keep on trying to use the technology to determine whether people are telling the truth
Brain scan studies questioned
Reliability still in doubt
Brain scans used as evidence in US murder sentencing
Illinois convict’s brain disorder affects sentencing process