During the making of the show Deception, Radiolab explored the possibility of fMRI-based lie detectors. But what if we could detect lies remotely? What if we could know someone's lying without them knowing that we know they are... Well Britton Chance takes us one step closer to making science fiction a reality.
Jad and Ellen go to visit this professor of biophysics and he likens the brain's prefrontal cortex to a familiar Disney friend:
He then explains the concept behind remote lie detection. His 'Phased Array Image System' uses light to detect a lie from across the room:
Brought to you by the man who developed RADAR: