Frank Prentice reports his Ukrainian mail order bride Olena Marchenko missing, but becomes the prime suspect when she's found murdered. After Pierce diagnoses him unable to remember faces the suspect list grows with mobster Alexi Topaloff and his henchmen who sold the 'abused' bride, a maid, adultery suspects... The dean meanwhile orders unwilling Pierce to bond with an admiring but inferior new academic colleague to be recruited, Michael Hathaway.
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Characters refer to the interstate highways in Chicago by their numbers - 90, 94, 290, 55. Chicagoans refer to those highways by name: Kennedy (90 north of downtown), Edens (94), Eisenhower (290) Stevenson (55) and Dan Ryan (90/94 south of downtown). Even relative newcomers, if they do any driving in the metro area, quickly pick up on the names rather than the numbers. See more
If I was a better liar I'd have a huge advantage, studies show the most convincing liars land the best jobs, make the most friends, and get all the hot women. So if I was really good at it, would there still be a way for you to bust me? A polygraph maybe. Polygraphs not a bad tool but it only measures stress response. In this class we're interested in what goes on in the brain, and if we where to put someone in FMRI machine and watch what happens when they make up a lie we'd see their ...