Sips and Science: Deception Detection - The Neuroscience of Implicit Bias

07/18/2019 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

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Deception Detection: The Neuroscience of Implicit Bias

From the barista at our coffee shop to the conversations we have with our family and friends, every day we participate in social interactions with those around us. Generally, we have no reason to question the authenticity of these interactions, but in some cases, people may seek to deceive us. Consciously and subconsciously, we make evaluations of these interactions in order to make decisions. Research has shown that people are only slightly better than chance at detecting deception. We will evaluate whether our ability to detect deception is greater on an implicit level or an explicit level. Explore social reasoning and deception detection through cross-cultural research.


Linda Nguyen
PhD Student, The University of Texas at Dallas

Linda is a second-year PhD student in the cognition and neuroscience program. She is interested in social neuroscience, specifically the intersection of neuroscience, psychology and genetics and how it informs implicit and explicit behavior and personality. She is also interested in the role of culture in behavior and personality. To study the intersection of these areas, she uses a variety of techniques including functional magnetic resonance imaging, implicit and explicit behavioral measures and multivariate statistics. She earned her master’s degree in applied cognition and neuroscience at UT Dallas, and her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience with a minor in journalism at Baylor University.

Doors open at 6:30 PM
Reception 6:30-7 PM
Lecture 7-8 PM