• Exposing liars by distraction

    5 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    It is well documented that lying during interviews takes up more cognitive energy than telling the truth. A new study found that investigators who used this finding to their advantage by asking a suspect to carry out an additional, secondary, task while being questioned were more likely to expose lie tellers. The extra brain power needed to concentrate on a secondary task was particularly challenging for lie tellers.
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