New study finds that the unconscious mind may hamper our abilities to detect lying. It’s remarkably difficult to tell when other people are lying. That’s not just my opinion, that’s the result of many studies on lyingconducted over the years. As, Leanne ten Brinke, the author of a new study investigating lie detection, says: “Our research was prompted by the puzzling but consistent finding that humans are very poor lie detectors, performing at only about 54% accuracy in traditional lie detection tasks.” Given that 50% is pure chance, this isn’t much of an improvement.
Via Alessandro Cerboni