Why is bullshit so harmful?
The bullshitter may do even more damage than the liar in politics.
Perception of truth and lies changes between languages for bilingual speakers.
Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd star in the ITV drama about an alleged rape.
People lie because it is more likely to get them what they want.
It’s actually a big developmental milestone.
In a new study, psychologists observed young children in real time figuring out how not to tell the truth.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging could reveal whether someone knows something they’re not telling.
John Graner et al/Frontiers in Neurology
Using mind reading technologies in court could become common practice.
Taking the oath.
EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo
It's become popular among politicians to say they 'misspoke' when they are caught in a lie.
Does your nose grow if it’s a falsehood, not a lie?
Alternate realities don't just exist in politics – and not all falsehoods are lies. Distortions of the truth can range from a normal part of human nature to pathological.
The brain during memory tasks.
fMRI brain scans are coming frighteningly close to opening a window into our thoughts.
Lying means you’re actually concerned about the truth.
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Inflating his own grand persona is Trump's sole goal, and he doesn't care whether or not you believe him.
Traditional media gatekeepers are toast.
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Researcher who has studied online news for 20 years says people fall for fake news because they don't value journalistic sources and consider themselves and their friends as credible news sources.
The brain doesn’t cause lying.
A recent study suggested that the brain becomes accustomed to lying, making people merely puppets of their brains. That's too simple an explanation – and one that lets liars off the hook.
Digital media has feasted off Donald Trump’s lies.
Nick Lehr/The Conversation
Lies, Twitter bots and sensation reign in the era of for-profit digital media.
A little white lie can’t hurt…right?
Unravelling the complex pros and cons of fibbing.
A world of deceit.
Fibbers beware: experts have developed a new digital lie detector.
It’s not always a bad thing to lie to your kids.
Stories about Santa can help to develop imagination, so there’s nothing wrong with bringing a little joyful magic into your child’s life.
Our reaction to disgusting things may be evolutionarily-derived.
Feeling queasy? How about deceitful? New research shows feelings of disgust encourage unethical, self-interested behaviours such as lying to get more money. At first look, these findings would suggest…
You definitely didn’t have one? Honestly?
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Lying is often seen as bad behaviour in children. Fairy tales and folk stories, from Aesop’s Peter who cried wolf to Washington’s cherry tree tell children to be honest and never lie. But what can we do…
If you lie, I’ll move to another group.
Sebastiaan ter Burg
“Lying is a bad thing – this is what mentors, parents and teachers tell us. But there is no society without lies.” So says…
Interesting hand … could you keep it a secret?
As the annual World Series of Poker gets rolling in Las Vegas later this month, hopeful competitors will be buying in and getting their poker faces on. But why is it such a challenge to recognise deception…
You can’t tell if someone’s lying by listening to their voice and councils should know that by now.
Councils are facing questions about their use of lie detectors in attempts to catch benefits cheats over the phone. The idea is to listen out for subtle changes in the voice that might indicate that someone…