Oxytocin made you do it? Lying is hormonal, scientists say
Subjects were as honest as one might expect regarding their own good when dosed with 'bonding hormone’ but they’d be more likely to fib for you, Ben-Gurion University team finds.
What makes people lie? Everyone does it, with all due respect to George Washington and his cherry tree. They will lie for themselves and they will also lie on behalf of a group they hold dear without batting an eyelash. Now it turns out that it isn’t just a question of morality or upbringing: The tendency to lie for the group is regulated by hormones, Israeli scientists say.
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