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Neuroimaging Suggests That Truthfulness Requires No Act of Will for Honest People
July 13, 2009
Scientists at Harvard University have found that honest people show no additional neural activity when telling the truth. However, dishonest people display activation in the brain regions associated with attention and control, even when telling the truth. In this new study, participants were given the opportunity to lie to gain money and their brain activity was examined using fMRI.
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