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  • 1. SEMINAR ON BRAIN FINGER PRINTING
  • 2. Brain Fingerprinting
  • 3. Background
    • Brain fingerprinting: technique used to determine scientifically what information is, or is not stored in a particular brain
    • Not a measure of guilt or innocence
    • Measures the response to visual or audio stimulus
  • 4. Four phases of Farwell Brain Fingerprinting :
    • 1. Brain Fingerprinting Crime Scene Evidence Collection;
    • 2. Brain Fingerprinting Brain Evidence Collection;
    • 3. Brain Fingerprinting Computer Evidence Analysis; and
    • 4. Brain Fingerprinting Scientific Result
  • 5. Applications
    • Counter terrorism
    • National security
    • Medical diagnosis
      • Alzheimer’s Disease
      • Pharmaceutical companies
  • 6.
    • Advertising
    • Criminal justice system
    • Case studies
    • Admissibility of Brain Fingerprinting in court
  • 7. Counter terrorism:
    • Brain fingerprinting can help address the following critical elements in the fight against terrorism:
    • 1: Aid in determining who has participated in terrorist acts, directly or indirectly.
    • 2: Aid in identifying trained terrorists with the potential to commit future terrorist acts, even if they are in a “sleeper” cell and have not been active for years.
  • 8.
    • 3: Help to identify people who have knowledge or training in banking, finance or communications and who are associated with terrorist teams and acts.
    • 4: Help to determine if an individual is in a leadership role within a terrorist organization.
  • 9. National Security
    • Identify terrorists and accomplices prior to attacks by determining whether specific information is embedded in the memory of the subject
  • 10. Medical Field
    • Alzheimer’s Disease
      • Detects P300 brainwave
      • Symptoms reversible through dietary and medicinal changes
    • Pharmeceutical companies
      • See effects of new medication
      • Doctors can monitor treatments and adjust them
  • 11. Advertising
    • Brain fingerprinting allows advertisers to determine what information from an ad is retained in memory
      • What elements do people pay attention to
      • What type of media is most effective
      • How to advertise to people all over the world
  • 12. Criminal Justice
    • Used with MERMER technology
    • FBI and CIA endorsed to convict criminals
      • P300 brainwave is emitted if a memory of presented stimulus exists in the brain
      • Difference between perpetrator and the innocent is the memory of the crime scene embedded in the brain
  • 13. Case studies :
    • Farwell was faced with an immediate and obvious problem: 24 years had passed since the trial. Evidence had been presented and transcripts published long ago; the details of the crime had long since come to light.
  • 14.
    • What memories of the crime were left to probe? But Farwell combed the transcripts and came up with obscure details about which to test Harrington.
    • Harrington was granted a new trial when it was discovered that some of the original police reports in the case had been missing at his initial trial.
  • 15.
    • By 2001, however, most of the witnesses against Harrington had either died or had been discredited. Finally, when a key witness heard that Harrington had "passed" his brain fingerprinting test, he recanted his testimony and the prosecution threw up its hands. Harrington was set free
  • 16. Admissibility of Brain Fingerprinting in court:
    • Brain Fingerprinting has been thoroughly and scientifically tested.
    • The theory and application of Brain Fingerprinting have been subject to peer review and publication.
    • The rate of error is extremely low -- virtually nonexistent -- and clear standards governing scientific techniques of operation of the technology have been established and published
  • 17.
    • The theory and practice of Brain Fingerprinting have gained general acceptance in the relevant scientific community.
    • Brain Fingerprinting is non-invasive and non-testimonial.
  • 18. Record of 100% Accuracy
    • At the time of this first field application, Dr. Farwell's successes in the scientific laboratory with his invention were already well known.
    • In collaboration with FBI scientist Dr. Drew Richardson, Dr. Farwell achieved 100% accuracy in using Farwell Brain Fingerprinting to identify FBI agents based on their brain responses to words and phrases only an FBI agent would recognize.
  • 19.
    • Farwell Brain Fingerprinting has been subjected to rigorous peer review under US government sponsorship, and has been found scientifically viable as well as revolutionary in its implications.
  • 20. Pros and Cons National security Medical diagnosis Advertising Criminal justice Pros
    • Safer US
    • Stop terrorists before they attack
    • Can save thousands of lives by early detection
    • More personalized treatments
    • Focus ad campaigns specifically on what works
    • Puts criminals in jail
    • Reduces number of false accusations
    Cons
    • Infringement of privacy for citizens
    • Can rely on racial profiling
    • Time consuming for patients who need constant monitoring
    • Constant testing for new products can become time consuming and expensive
    • Must find random people to use as test subjects
    • Possibility of inaccuracy
    • Can be relied on too heavily
  • 21. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND TIME
  • 22. ANY QUESTION? ANY QUESTION?