Past Meetup

Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Lie Detection - a Facilitated Discussion

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50 people went

Java Vino

579 N Highland Ave NE · Atlanta, GA

How to find us

Order food and drink on the main level and then make your way downstairs to the Wine Cellar.

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This edition of the Science Rathskeller will include an informal presentation followed by a small group discussion.

Hardly a day goes by without an announcement of a discovery related to functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the brain and the identification of a "module" responsible for some aspect of human behavior. Some of these reports claim to provide us with a window into our beliefs - even into our minds - in particular the technological capability to discriminate truth telling from lies.

Please join us as Emory neuroscientist, Karen Rommelfanger, introduces us to this important - and controversial - topic and leads us in an informal discussion.

Our Facilitator

You can find out more about Karen at her profile page ( on the Emory NEUROSCIENCE website. Also, this post, The Guilt was Written All Over her Face (, on her blog Brainbowconnection ( offers Karen's take on another "technology" that has been proposed as a way of "reading people's minds".

Parking and Such

Java Vino is located diagonally across the street from Manuel's Tavern. There is parking behind the building itself and on Williams Mill Road across the street. Manuel's reserves the use of their lots at all times, but parking there hasn't presented a problem for our guests so far.

Enter the cafe on the street level and let them know that your order will count toward our collective tab. They will give you drinks to take downstairs to the Wine Cellar and your food will follow.