Ralf Mertens

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Few data are available to address whether the use of ERP-based deception detection alternatives have sufficient validity for applied use. The present study was designed to replicate and extend J. P. Rosenfeld, M. Soskins, G. Bosh, and A. Ryan's (2004) study by utilizing a virtual reality crime scenario to determine whether ERP-based procedures, including(More)
The P300 component of the event-related brain potential (ERP) was elicited with auditory and visual stimuli in separate experiments. Each study compared an oddball paradigm that presented both target and standard stimuli with a single-stimulus paradigm that presented a target but no standard stimuli. Subjects were instructed in different conditions either(More)
The utility of using indices of neural function to identify deception relies on finding highly reliable and valid approaches that adequately identify the guilty and exonerate the innocent. A class of approaches, based on the guilty knowledge technique (GKT), assume that guilty individuals will recognize specific crime-relevant details, whereas innocent(More)
We describe the performance of a commercial (Steranti/EIR) RIA reagent kit for measuring 17 beta-estradiol directly in serum. Day-to-day precision data for control sera were as follows: mean = 102.8 ng/L, CV = 6.8%, n = 20; mean = 231.1 ng/L, CV = 5.3%, n = 21; mean = 747.7 ng/L, CV = 9.4%, n = 21. Analytical recovery of added estradiol from seven different(More)
The MELOX plant is a modern Mixed Pu/U Oxide (MOX) fuel fabrication facility. The high degree of automation of the production process has led to a specific ESO safeguards approach, now running successfully since 1994. The success of this approach is due to the intimate integration of ESO NDA equipment in the production lines and branching on to the(More)
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