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03 November 2010

The biology of bluffing uncovered

Researchers have used brain scans to figure out how people's minds work differently when they're trying to manipulate others into believing something that's not true - bluffing.

Attention swindlers, grifters and expert poker players: science may be onto you. Researchers report that they've used brain scans to figure out how people's minds work differently when they're trying to manipulate others into believing something that's not true.

Or, as it's most commonly known, bluffing.

Bluffing is commonly thought of as a part of gambling games like poker. But it happens in other scenarios, such as during an auction or while bargaining over a car purchase or a salary.

How the study was done

 
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