Is there like a legitimate truth syrum?!
Question: Is there like a legitimate truth syrum?
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"Sodium Thiopental (Pentothal) is still used in some places as a truth serum to weaken the resolve of the subject and make him more compliant to pressure. The barbiturates as a class decrease higher cortical brain functioning. Some psychiatrists hypothesize that because lying is more complex than telling the truth, suppression of the higher cortical functions may lead to the uncovering of the truth. The drug tends to make subjects chatty and cooperative with interrogators; however, the reliability of confessions made under thiopental is dubious."