Study Suggests Small Fibs Snowball Into Larger Lies As Brain Adapts To Dishonesty

By Maitreyi Mantha on December 12, 2016
Study Suggests Small Fibs Snowball Into Larger Lies As Brain Adapts To Dishonesty

Chronic or compulsive lying has largely been considered a mental illness. However, a new study from the University College London suggests that there may be a biological explanation as well. The researchers believe that small, self-serving lies desensitize our brains to the negative emotions connected to dishonesty, paving the way for bigger lies.