Science shows that telling small, white lies actually turns us into bigger liars

The proverbial tangled web that grows from a small deception looks more like a slippery slope to neuroscientists. A study published Oct. 24 in Nature Neuroscience has found that telling small lies makes its easier for people to tell even bigger fibs because the amygdala, the part of the brain that would normally put the brakes on a lie by making a person feel uneasy, gradually becomes desensitized to deception. The research is considered the first empirical evidence to show that lying actually gets easier with repeated fibs. Neuroscientists at University College London came to this conclusion following an experiment involving 80 volunteers, 25 of whom had their brains scanned by an fMRI machine while they took part in a series of tasks that asked them to guess how many…


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