31 January 2017

Lying is a slippery slope.

Lying is a slippery slope. Neuroscientists at University College London have recently shown that telling little fibs desensitises the brain to the associated negative emotions and makes it easier to tell progressively bigger lies in the future. They hooked 80 volunteers to brain scanners while they participated in activities during which they could lie for personal gain. The results indicate that the amygdala, a part of the brain linked to emotions, was most active when people lied for the first time, but declined with every subsequent and bigger lie.


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