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Countering Countermeasures: Detecting Identity Lies by Detecting Conscious Breakthrough

Bowman, Howard, Filetti, Marco, Alsufyani, Abdulmajeed, Janssen, Dirk P., Su, Li (2014) Countering Countermeasures: Detecting Identity Lies by Detecting Conscious Breakthrough. PLoS ONE, 9 (3). Article Number 90595. ISSN 1932-6203. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0090595) (KAR id:38771)

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One major drawback of deception detection is its vulnerability to countermeasures, whereby participants wilfully modulate their physiological or neurophysiological response to critical guilt-determining stimuli. One reason for this vulnerability is that stimuli are usually presented slowly. This allows enough time to consciously apply countermeasures, once the role of stimuli is determined. However, by increasing presentation speed, stimuli can be placed on the fringe of awareness, rendering it hard to perceive those that have not been previously identified, hindering the possibility to employ countermeasures. We tested an identity deception detector by presenting first names in Rapid Serial Visual Presentation and instructing participants to lie about their own identity. We also instructed participants to apply a series of countermeasures. The method proved resilient, remaining effective at detecting deception under all countermeasures.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090595
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Howard Bowman
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2014 12:03 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:52 UTC
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