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brain fingerprinting

a technology for determining whether specific knowledge or information is stored in a person's brain, by showing the person certain words or pictures and measuring brain-wave response:
Brain fingerprinting proved that the suspect recognized the murder victim.
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British Dictionary definitions for brain fingerprinting

brain fingerprinting

a technique in which sensors worn on the head are used to measure the involuntary brain activity of someone in response to certain images or pieces of evidence pertaining to a crime
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Contemporary definitions for brain fingerprinting

a controversial technique in which a person's neurological responses to images and words are recorded to determine if they are telling the truth, used esp. for identifying dangerous persons or terrorists


Brain fingerprinting is said to be more effective than a lie detector test.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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