Researchers at Northwestern University are working on reading terrorists’ minds in order to decipher how, when, and where their next attacks will take place. According to a news bulletin from the university:
Say . . . that the chatter about an imminent terrorist attack is mounting, and specifics about the plan emerge . . . If the new test used by the Northwestern researchers [in a study] had been used in . . . such a real-world situation with the same type of outcome that occurred in the lab, . . . culpability extracted from the chatter could be confirmed. In other words, if the test conducted in the Northwestern lab ultimately is employed for such real-world scenarios, . . . law enforcement officials ultimately may be able to confirm details about an attack — date, location, weapon — that emerges from terrorist chatter.