Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The newscientist explains 20 years of CBT for ME

The more you lie, the easier it gets

08 February 2011 by Anil Ananthaswamy:

Our brains are naturally better at telling the truth than lying, but repeated lying can overcome our tendency for veracity, making subsequent lying easier – and possibly undetectable.

Neuroimaging studies have shown that people's brains show considerably more activity when they are lying than when they are not, particularly in the prefrontal cortex, suggesting that lying requires extra cognitive control and inhibition of truth-telling.

Lying also takes measurably longer than telling the truth. Read more>>

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