Unformatted text preview: This brain pattern activity, while distinct, cannot be fully applied to individuals who naturally lie or are not forced to lie. Another fault in the evidence is the fact that the machine used sometimes works, but sometimes doesn’t. With the evidence provided, I feel that the author takes one step forward with solid evidence and two steps back discrediting the evidence she just provided. This same concept can be applied to the topographies used to determine if an individual is lying based on their heart rate, sweat on their palms, blood pressure, etc. While many individuals can actually be caught lying using this machine, the author starts to discredit the machine by individuals who start to manipulate their results by means of biting their tongue which increases their heart rate basically making their actual true statements look like lies. Through the quality of evidence provided, I believe that the author discredits more than assert the information she provides....
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- Spring '09
- heart rate, Lie, conclusive evidence, actual true statements