Slacker and Steve - Liars (Audio)

October 26, 2016

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"Liar, liar, pants on fire!" Researches scanned the brains of volunteers while they were asked to take part in tasks where they would be able to lie to boost their personal gain. Scientists found that the part  of the brain that is associated with emotion was most active when the first lie was told, but after each lie was told the emotion part of the brain was not as actively responsive. Scientists discovered that with the large drops of activity in that particular area of the brain predicted that bigger lies would be present in the future. Here are five white lies that everyone has told:

 

1. "No, these shoes aren't new! I've had them forever!"

2. "I'm fine."

3. "Yes, I love watching football/listening to your fantasy team trades."

4. "I'll be ready in five minutes."

5. "Tell me the truth... I won't be mad."

 

What is the biggest lie you have ever told?