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brain fingerprinting

[ breyn-fing-ger-prin-ting ]
/ ˈbreɪn ˌfɪŋ gər prɪn tɪŋ /
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noun
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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Origin of brain fingerprinting

First recorded in 1995–2000

OTHER WORDS FROM brain fingerprinting

brain fin·ger·print, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for brain fingerprinting

brain fingerprinting

noun
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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