This chapter presents the proposed applications of mind–brain relationships, which lack the empirical database backing that links the neurophysiological measures with behavior. It presents reasons, including lack of description and correlation and inconsistent empirical results, which prove why the brain activity's physiological measure cannot be used to predict behavior in a person. The applications proposed by the promoters are probabilistic in nature, with a substantial amount of variation. The chapter discusses the incompetency of cognitive neuroscience applications in measuring the motor-skill level and native ability or talent of an individual. Lack of empirical support for cognitive neuroscience applications proposing deception or lie detection with the use of brain imaging or EEG is presented.
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