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H-SB08.1-001
Assess Ability to use Eye Tracking and Pupil Dilation to Determine Intent to Deceive

HSHQDC0800083 0811137
(FY08.1 Phase I)
Assess Ability to use Eye Tracking and Pupil Dilation to Determine Intent to Deceive

Bio-Behavior Analysis Systems, LLC
6744 CLAYTON RD
STE 307
St. Louis, MO 63117-1639

07/30/2008
to
02/13/2009
$99,987.00

We are utilizing the output from eye trackers to develop procedures to identify momentary lapses in alertness. The intent to deceive should be associated with the converse, momentary increases in alertness. We review literature dealing with the issue of deception as reflected in: pupil diameter, saccadic eye movements, eye blinks, minor eye movements, vergence eye movements, and conjugate oculomotor activity, as well as two aspects of behavior that can be monitored with eye tracker and output from a mouse. The specific question to be investigated in this phase I effort is: Can a battery of bio-behavioral measures (identified above) successfully detect deceptive responses about personally relevant material? We describe the specifics of the experiment to be conducted. Data analytic techniques that have already been developed in our laboratory will be used to evaluate data and identify optimal measures to predict deception.

H-SB08.1-001
Assess Ability to use Eye Tracking and Pupil Dilation to Determine Intent to Deceive

HSHQDC09C00115 0812003
(FY08.1 Phase II)
Assess Ability to use Eye Tracking and Pupil Dialtion to Determine Intent to Deceive - Phase II

Bio-Behavior Analysis Systems, LLC
6744 CLAYTON RD
STE 307
St. Louis, MO 63117-1639

08/19/2009
to
08/31/2012
$749,110.00

We propose to run 3 experiments to refine and utilize measures of oculomotor activity and pupil diameter change to assess an individual`s malicious or deceptive intent. We also propose to concurrently develop the software and determine the hardware necessary for online, real-time assessment of malintent based on prior research results and the results of the proposed experiments. In addition to oculomotor and pupil activity, we plan on collecting other physiological measures (e.g. electrodermal activity, respiration, cardiovascular measures) with the intent of developing a broader base of measures allowing for assessment of malicious or deceptive intent. Experiments will be conducted within the constraints imposed by the DHS Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST) environment. The focus is on measures that can be recorded unobtrusively (without the attachment of sensors) and that can provide immediate feedback.