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March 06, 2008

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Smooth Pebbles: NPR: Radio Lab: Into the Brain of a Liar The compulsive liars had, in fact, 22-26% more white matter in their prefrontal cortex than did normal controls. The study's author is quoted as saying that allows them (or... [Read More]

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McFawn

A very positive reading of liars could be that they see the a "higher truth" with all their extra white matter. Us lower beings only see "fact" or "proof" or "reality," while liars (to be renamed seers) are able to see that there is no truth, only the manipulations of language.

Laura

I would imagine that it's because it takes more brainpower to keep track of the fibs. There's only one truth. As my aunt used to say, "most people are too dumb to lie."

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