Detecting the Liar – By Lynn Webster, M.D. – September 2018
According to Scientific American Mind, lying “is among the most sophisticated accomplishments of the human mind.”
It requires cognitive skills that children are not born with and must acquire. Our ability to lie seems to improve until we reach young adulthood, and then it levels off. Once we reach about age 45, our ability to lie declines.
Discerning the difference between truth and lies seems to be even more challenging than telling a lie.
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