Brief Communication

Cognitive Neurodynamics

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 155-158

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A comment on Farwell (2012): brain fingerprinting: a comprehensive tutorial review of detection of concealed information with event-related brain potentials

  • Ewout H. MeijerAffiliated withDepartment of Clinical Psychological Science, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht UniversityDepartment of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Email author 
  • , Gershon Ben-ShakharAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • , Bruno VerschuereAffiliated withDepartment of Clinical Psychological Science, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht UniversityFaculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of AmsterdamDepartment of Psychology, Ghent University
  • , Emanuel DonchinAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology, University of South Florida

Abstract

In a recent issue of Cognitive Neurodynamics Farwell (Cogn Neurodyn 6:115–154, 2012) published a comprehensive tutorial review of the use of Event Related Brain Potentials (ERP) in the detection of concealed information. Farwell’s review covered much of his own work employing his “brain fingerprinting” technology. All his work showed a 100 % accuracy rate in detecting concealed information. We argue in this comment that Farwell (Cogn Neurodyn 6:115–154, 2012) is misleading and misrepresents the scientific status of brain fingerprinting technology.

Keywords

Concealed information test (CIT) Guilty knowledge test (GKT) Brain fingerprinting P300