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Brain finger printing
Brain finger printing
Brain finger printing
Brain finger printing
Brain finger printing
Brain finger printing
Brain finger printing
Brain finger printing
Brain finger printing
Brain finger printing
Brain finger printing
Brain finger printing
Brain finger printing
Brain finger printing
Brain finger printing
Brain finger printing
Brain finger printing
Brain finger printing
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  • 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
    • 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