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Glasgow Skeptics Presents: Lies, Damn Lies, & MRIs

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The Admiral Bar

72 Waterloo Street

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G2 7DA

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Doors open at 7. Kick off at 7.30

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The ability to spot a liar is a useful skill, but of particular importance for police officers and other professionals working to establish the truth. It can save time and other resources, and help increase the chances that a perpetrator is brought to justice. From expert human lie detectors to high-resolution fMRI, there exists a variety of techniques and technologies available to law enforcement agencies, but can any of these methods reliably spot a liar? In this talk, Faye Skelton explores some of the psychological research putting lie detection methods to the test, and asks whether any are significantly better than the layperson’s tricks and tools.


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After completing her PhD at Lancaster University, Faye lectured at the University of Central Lancashire, where she taught applied cognitive and forensic psychology for ten years, before taking up her lectureship at Edinburgh Napier in December 2014.Though her primary research interests are in face recognition and police facial composites, she is interested in many other aspects of forensic psychology, including lie detection, false confessions and recovered memories, and eyewitness memory.


This is event is free to attend, although we will be asking for donations at the end of the talk. Participants are under no obligation whatsoever to donate, however please rest assured that the money we collect doesn't end up in anyone's pocket - it is used to fund our overhead costs, and travel/accommodation for our speakers who come from further afield.


Accessibility: As per the policy of the Admiral Bar, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently evacuating premises, or with the minimum of assistance”. Unfortunately, this leaves the basement inaccessible to most wheelchair users.

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