|▶ Your Answer :
The reading passage and the lecture both
talk about a brain scan lie detector. The author of the reading suggests that
the brain scan lie detector is accurate. However, the lecturer rebuffs the
reading passage’s arguments by giving three convincing evidences.
To start with, the lecturer asserts that the
brain scan lie detector may mistakenly classify true statements as dishonest. To
be specific, when a subject is suppressed or embarrassed by sensitive questions
or certain situations, he chooses which details to share. This process may be identified
as dishonest. However, this view is in direct opposition to the reading that
says true statements are not classified as lies.
On top of that, the lecturer mentions that
there is no standard criterion to identify true or false, because each person’s
brain differently functions. Therefore, she claims that analyzing process is still
required to identify truths, which means that the results may not be accurate. However,
it is contrary to the reading passage that suggests that the results are objectively
Finally, the lecturer claims that it is
easier for subjects to fool the brain scan lie detector. She supports her idea
by suggesting two methods. Subjects can fool it by performing complex mental
process or rehearsing their untruthful statements. On the other hand, the
author of the reading asserts that subjects cannot trick the test on purpose.