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Brainwashed by Scott Lilienfeld, Sally Satel

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THE TELLTALE BRAIN

Neuroscience and Deception

IN JUNE 2008, twenty-four-year-old Aditi Sharma was sentenced to life in prison for killing her former fiancé, Udit Bharati. The two had been business students at the Indian Institute of Modern Management in Pune until late 2006, when Sharma dropped out to elope with another man, a fellow student at the management institute. Witnesses claimed that Sharma persuaded Bharati to meet her at a shopping mall, where she offered him a traditional offering known as a prasad, a food item blessed by a Hindu deity. Two days later, Bharati was dead, poisoned with arsenic. Aditi Sharma and her lover were pronounced ...

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