The Measure of Truth and Deception

On January 20, 2010, CLBB sponsored an event featuring experts in neurology, forensic psychology, neuroscience, and the law discussing lie detection and the role neuroscience might play in telling truth from deception.


The Center for Law, Brain & Behavior puts the most accurate and actionable neuroscience in the hands of judges, lawyers, policymakers and journalists—people who shape the standards and practices of our legal system and affect its impact on people’s lives. We work to make the legal system more effective and more just for all those affected by the law.

Watch: “The Measure of Truth and Deception: Three Perspectives”

event post iconOn January 21, 2010, the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior led a conversation among three experts on deception to discuss the past and future of lie detection, and how neuroscience might (or might not) contribute to a better way to tell truth from deception. The event, co-hosted with the Boston Society of Neurology and Psychiatry, was moderated by CLBB Co-director and neurologist Bruce Price, MD. Panelists included Judith Edersheim, JD, MD, CLBB Co-director and forensic psychiatrist, Joshua Greene, PhD, a research psychologist who has studied deceptive behavior with neuroimaging and CLBB Faculty member, and F. Lee Bailey, a well-known courtroom lawyer with a lifetime of experience using the polygraph.

Watch the individual presentations and panel discussion below, or visit our “Deception” channel at

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For more video of past CLBB events, visit the CLBB Vimeo page. For more on our work in Deception, see our program area in Deception.