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How lying takes our brains down a ‘slippery slope’| ScienceDaily

How lying takes our brains down a ‘slippery slope’| ScienceDaily

Telling small lies desensitises our brains to the associated negative emotions and may encourage us to tell bigger lies in future, reveals new UCL research funded by Wellcome and the Center for Advanced Hindsight.

The research, published in Nature Neuroscience, provides the first empirical evidence that self-serving lies gradually escalate and reveals how this happens in our brains.

The team scanned volunteers’ brains while they took part in tasks where they could lie for personal gain.

Source: How lying takes our brains down a ‘slippery slope’: Telling small lies desensitizes our brains to the associated negative emotions and may encourage us to tell bigger lies in future — ScienceDaily