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    • Brain Fingerprinting
    • 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
    • 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
    • Applications
      • Counter terrorism
      • National security
      • Medical diagnosis
        • Alzheimer’s Disease
        • Pharmaceutical companies
      • Advertising
      • Criminal justice system
      • Case studies
      • Admissibility of Brain Fingerprinting in court
    • 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.
      • 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.
    • National Security
      • Identify terrorists and accomplices prior to attacks by determining whether specific information is embedded in the memory of the subject
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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
    • 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
      • The theory and practice of Brain Fingerprinting have gained general acceptance in the relevant scientific community.
      • Brain Fingerprinting is non-invasive and non-testimonial.
    • 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.
      • 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.
    • 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
      • 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