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Current Event April 26, 2017

Your Brain Gets Used to Lying


A team of neuroscientists is working on studying how the brain reacts when we tell lies. What they found is that as one tells more lies, each progressive lie shows less brain activity associated with conscience or guilt. This means that being dishonest becomes easier overtime. However, facing negative consequences as a result of lying will cause the brain to react and discourage lying. Listen to learn more about the brain science behind lying.

Life Science Psychology

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AIR DATE: 03/28/2017


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