From Cognition to Security:

How Lie Detection Paradigms can improve Security Systems


Prof. Giuseppe Sartori

University of Padova

DATE: 30 August 2018
TIME: 11:15 – 12:15
LOCATION: Rigoni Stern Institute, Asiago

The deception production is a complex psychological process in which cognition plays an important role. Deception is cognitively more complex than truth telling and this higher complexity reflects itself in a lengthening of the reaction times during a response. Based on these cognitive mechanisms, tools for detecting deception have been proposed with several applications in forensic fields, such as security. In particular, in recent studies lie detection techniques have been applied to the identity verification. These methods exploit reaction times to infer the authenticity of the declared identity by a suspect. Experimental results showed that these techniques are able to detect fake identities with an accuracy higher than 90%. In addition to a high sensitivity, these methodologies exceed the limits of the classic biometric measures currently used for identity verification. Thanks to the many advantages offered, their application looks promising especially in field of global security as anti-terrorist measure and in on-line authentication contests.

He is full professor of Forensic Neuropsychology and Psychopathology at University of Padua. He is Director of the Master in Forensic Neuropsychology and Psychopathology and Director of the PhD School in Brain, Mind and Computer Science at the same Institution. He has many years of experience and scientific publications in the field of forensic neuroscience. Moreover, he has many years of experience in forensic applications of neuroscientific tools. Prof. Sartori has given a strong contribution to the creation and validation of tools for the deception detection. He published more than 100 papers on national and international journals, several books and book chapters, obtaining more than 2000 citations in the scientific field.

Merylin Monaro, Luciano Gamberini, Giuseppe Sartori, “The detection of faked identity using unexpected questions and mouse dynamics”

Merylin Monaro, Chiara Galante, Riccardo Spolaor, Qian Qian Li, Luciano Gamberini, Mauro Conti & Giuseppe Sartori, “Covert lie detection using keyboard dynamics”