What are the implications?
Many uses of brain scanning technologies pose new ethical issues for society. Using MRI technology to detect lies or sell more products could alter the way we think about responsibility and blame. Bioethicists worry about the lack of regulations, especially concerning the use of MRI-based lie detection. Although it is already being used in some law courts, the reliability of using such technology in this way is still questioned by many neuroscientists. Could the wrong person end up in jail?