The Science Behind the Guilty Brain and the Future of Neuroprediction

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Violet Park


As artificial intelligence and neuroimaging advance, society must consider the extent to which predictive algorithms should be applied to everyday life, such as within the legal system. By measuring how "guilty" you feel according to your guilt-related brain signature (GRBS), neuroprediction in court can be utilized for the benefit of humanity and permanently alter the way the justice system runs. Despite the advanced technology we've been able to formulate thus far, we run into obstacles when ti comes to bias, privacy concerns, and consent. As society progresses toward the future, it's crucial not to overlook the evident
concerns and reflect on how far we're willing to let technology take us.

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Violet Park, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Violet Park is a sophomore majoring in Integrative Biology and currently a research assistant at the Miller Mycology Lab studying the evolutionary relationship of the fungi species Rhytismatales. She is also involved at an ophthalmology eve clinic where she helps patients who may be facing cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or diabetic retinopathy. In her free time, she enjoys calligraphy and bullet journaling as well as spending time outside or working out. She became interested in neuroscience and psychology after taking various behavioral science courses at college and joining the Alzheimer's Association. Violet hopes to attend medical school and continue research in the future!