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Peter Rosenfeld


Research Interests:

My research mainly concerns perfection of physiological, cognitive and behavioral means for detection of concealed information for field forensic use: such as in crimes, including prevention of terror acts and diagnosis of malingered head injury. We mostly rely on the P300 brain wave (event-related potential) as a sign of recognition. We also utilize the autobiographical version of the Implicit Association Test, and also, occasionally, fMRI imaging. We developed in 2008 a novel (“Complex Trial”) protocol which has proven resistant to most countermeasures. Recently, we have also studied a newly developed countermeasure known as “voluntary memory suppression” which thus far does not defeat our Complex Trial Protocol.

Selected Publications

PDF downloadable papers can be found on Rosenfeld Lab Homepage (see link above).

Rosenfeld, J.P. Soskins,M., Bosh, G., & Ryan, A. (2004) Simple effective countermeasures to P300-based tests of detection of concealed information. Psychophysiology, 41, 205-219.

Rosenfeld, J.P. “Brain Fingerprinting:” A Critical Analysis. (2005), Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, 4, 20-37.

Rosenfeld, J.P., Biroschak, J.R., & Furedy, J.J. (2006), P300-based detection of concealed autobiographical versus incidentally acquired information in target and non-target paradigms. Int. J. Psychophysiology, 60, 251-259.

J. Peter Rosenfeld, Elena Labkovsky, Michael Winograd, Ming A. Lui, Catherine Vandenboom and Erica Chedid: The Complex Trial Protocol (CTP): A new,

countermeasure-resistant, accurate, P300-based method for detection of concealed information. Psychophysiology, 45 (2008), 906–919.

Psychophysiology, ]]] (2010), 1–9. Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Printed in the USA.

Copyright r 2010 Society for Psychophysiological Research

DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2010.01024.x

New P300-based protocol to detect concealed information: Resistance to mental countermeasures against only half the irrelevant stimuli and a possible

ERP indicator of countermeasures


Lying in the scanner: Covert countermeasures disrupt deception detection by

functional magnetic resonance imaging Giorgio Ganis , J. Peter Rosenfeld , John Meixner , Rogier A. Kievit , Haline E. Schendan NeuroImage 55 (2011) 312–319

Combining the P300-complex trial-based Concealed Information Test and the reaction time-based autobiographical Implicit Association Test in concealed memory detection

XIAOQING HU and J. PETER ROSENFELD Psychophysiology, •• (2012), ••–••. Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Printed in the USA.

Copyright © 2012 Society for Psychophysiological Research

DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2012.01389.x

Combating Automatic Autobiographical Associations: The Effect of Instruction

and Training in Strategically Concealing Information in the Autobiographical

Implicit Association Test

Xiaoqing Hu, J. Peter Rosenfeld, and Galen V. Bodenhausen

Psychological Science 23(10) 1079–1085 2012 DOI: 10.1177/0956797612443834

A mock terrorism application of the P300-based concealed information test

JOHN B. MEIXNER AND J. PETER ROSENFELD Psychophysiology, 48 (2011), 149–154. Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Printed in the USA.

Copyright r 2010 DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2010.01050.x

The application of subliminal priming in lie detection:Scenario for identification of members of a terrorist ring

MING LUI and J. PETER ROSENFELD Psychophysiology, 46 (2009), 889–903.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2009.00810.x

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