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Brain Mapping,Narco-analysis,polygraph tests

7 May

On May 5th,Supreme Court of India said “No” to forced “Brain Mapping”,”Narco-Analysis” and “Polygraph” tests on victims! It said,these tests can be conducted only after procuring consent from the victims.

Before,we argue on this ruling,lets take a sneek-peek on the definition and uses of these tests:
These tests, which are often used as aid during investigations by probe agencies, are different from each other, but are all aimed at collecting vital information.

1>Narco-analysis is a controlled administration of intravenous hypnotic medications called truth drugs on a suspect to procure vital information.

2>A polygraph, popularly referred to as a lie detector, is an instrument that measures and records several physiological indices such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration and breathing rhythms and skin conductivity while a suspect is asked a series of questions.

Deceptive answers are said to produce physiological responses that can be differentiated from those associated with non-deceptive answers.

3>Brain-mapping is a comprehensive analysis of brainwave frequency bandwidths. In this test, forensic experts apply unique neuroscience techniques to find out if a suspect’s brain recognises things from a crime scene which an innocent person’s brain will have no knowledge of.

In brain-mapping, sensors are attached to the suspect’s head and he or she is made to sit in front of a computer screen. The suspect is then made to see images or hear sounds.

The sensors monitor electrical activity in the brain and register certain waves which are generated only if the suspect has any connection with the stimulus (image or sound).

Information Courtesy:Deccan Herald

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Akrit Jaswal India’s Genius Surgeon

3 Feb

Today Pradeep,showed me this video of a “Akrit Jaswal”,India’s Genius Child Surgeon who had performed surgery when he was 7 years old!!
He was invited to London and his IQ was tested. It is believed that he has an IQ of 146!! He was also invited on Oprah Winfrey’s show and the audience were “Awe-struck” by his Intelligence!

Ankrit’s Biography:

He started speaking in his 10th month and was reading Shakespeare at the age of 5.

Akrit developed a passion for science and anatomy at an early age.
Doctors at local hospitals took notice and started allowing him to observe surgeries when he was 6 years old.

When he was 7 years old an impoverished family heard about his amazing abilities, they asked if he would operate on their daughter for free. Her surgery was a celebrated success.

At age 12, Akrit was admitted to a Punjab University. He’s the youngest student ever to attend an Indian university.
That same year, he was also invited to London’s famed Imperial College to exchange ideas with scientists on the cutting edge of medical research.

Akrit says he has millions of medical ideas, but he’s currently focused on developing a cure for cancer. “I’ve developed a concept called oral gene therapy on the basis of my research and my theories”, he says, “I’m quite dedicated towards working on this mechanism.”

Growing up, Akrit says he used to see cancer patients lying on the side of the road because they couldn’t afford treatment or hospitals had no space for them. Now, he wants to use his intellect to ease their suffering.

He became India’s youngest university student and is currently studying for a BSc in a Punjab University, Chandigarh, India. He possesses books such as Gray’s Anatomy, and textbooks on surgery, anaesthesia, anatomy, physiology, cancer, and others. Akrit claims to have mastered them with his daily habit of studying for an hour.