Brain research is good. The ability of a scientifically-outlandish use of brain research to command widespread public attention is not good.
But in this instance at least both intelligence and common sense overcame faddishness and gee-whiz popular science. Will Homeland Security exhibit similar caution, intelligence, and common sense in the use of such pseudo-scientific lie detection methods? Given the widespread use of the polygraph in the halls of government, there is reason to wonder.
Coming soon: the law of evidence on Spindle Law