‘Telling a lie’ is a fault in your brain

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London: Psychology and sociology books are full with the subject of ‘lies’ as human beings have been finding out the solution of why people tell a lie and why they are dishonest.

They say lies begin small and they grow large and we have seen this in news, our friends and in ourselves.

But the scientists have reached a point which suggests that telling a lie is not the subject of psychology and sociology, but a subject of biology.

The new research revealed that there is a specific point in the human brain which plays an important role in decision making.

Tali Sharot, associate professor at University College London, says when we lie for personal gain, our amygdala produces a negative concept that minimizes the extent to which we are prepared to lie.

Amygdala is two groups of nuclei located deep in brain in complex vertebrates, including humans.

However, this response fades as we continue to lie, and the more it fades as the bigger our lies become, he added.

He further explained that a decreased amygdala response may assist explain the slippery slope of lying.

He informed that if someone lies repeatedly, he no longer has an emotional response when he lies and in absence of an emotional response, he feels more comfortable and lies more.

 

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