Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways

Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways.

There is ample proof that the human psyche is a fallen one, and this long read is not all that disconcerting when viewed in that light, for to lie is human, and we get better at lying as we grow older! As an ingrained trait, it has been widely researched by social scientists, psychologists, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and ethicists as to its nature and roots of behaviour. This article walks us through various results from experiments conducted at various stages of the human life cycle on this malignant issue. Of course, when kids lie, it is an indication that several brain areas that are used for lying has reached some level of development, and the more sophisticated their level of lying is indicative of that growth. In fact, liars possess a greater connectivity of neural fibres than non-liars. However, most of us would certainly like to be seen as being more honest rather than as an inveterate liar, so how much or little lying would achieve that goal becomes fascinating. How does implicit trust, gullibility and refuting half-truths figure out in this lying disposition?

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