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NPR Science Friday featuring Dr. Sarah Laszlo

On April 22, 2016, Dr. Sarah Laszlo, Associate Professor of Psychology and Linguistics at Binghamton University, was interviewed on NPR Science Friday. Click here to listen to their discussion “Could ‘Brainprints’ Unlock Your Future Phone”.

Overview: Our phones are the key to our personal digital data. How can we build a better password? Smartphones now include fingerprint scanners, and companies have been testing other biometrics—including retinal scans and heart rhythms—for the ultimate personalized password. Could “brainprints” be used as an unbreakable identification tool? A team of researchers created a system that could match EEG readings to an individual with 100 percent accuracy. Team member Psychologist Sarah Laszlo explains how these brainprints were created.

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