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The brain adapts to dishonesty : Nature Neuroscience | Nature Research

The brain adapts to dishonesty : Nature Neuroscience | Nature Research

Dishonesty is an integral part of our social world, influencing domains ranging from finance and politics to personal relationships. Anecdotally, digressions from a moral code are often described as a series of small breaches that grow over time. Here we provide empirical evidence for a gradual escalation of self-serving dishonesty and reveal a neural mechanism supporting it. Behaviorally, we show that the extent to which participants engage in self-serving dishonesty increases with repetition.

Source: The brain adapts to dishonesty : Nature Neuroscience : Nature Research