October 18, 2018

Episode 152: Detecting Deception

UA information management professor Jay Nunamaker is leading a team developing advanced sensor technologies to detect the signs of deception.

AZSCI 152 Detecting Deception University of Arizona professor Jay Nunamaker is leading a team of scientists developing new technology to help detect lies. (PHOTO: AZPM)

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Detecting Deception

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Episode 152: Professor Jay Nunamaker

Uncontrolled eye movements and an elevated pulse rate are among the common methods to find out if someone is telling the truth. But University of Arizona information management professor Jay Nunamaker says computer technology has identified 500 such cues through a lie detection system called "Avatar." He notes further development could allow the system to be used at airports and border crossings.

Prof. Jay Nunamaker spoke with Leslie Tolbert, PhD, Regents Professor Emerita in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona.

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