Researchers report they’ve pinpointed the precise location in the human brain, called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, that controls belief and doubt, and which explains why some of us are more gullible than others.
Women who date for a free meal and without romantic interest in their dinner partners are more likely to exhibit 'dark triad' personality traits. Dark triad traits, including narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism, are associated with negative behaviors, such as exploitative behaviors and deception.
According to researchers, a person's cultural background influences their language changes when they enter into a deceptive statement.
People perceive liars to be more successful when it comes to certain high-pressure sales professions, such as investment banking and advertising. Findings explain why managers are more likely to higher deceptive people, believing they are more competent for high-pressure sales roles.
A machine learning classifier identified, with over 65% accuracy, April Fools hoaxes and fake news stories. Based on the findings, researchers present guidelines for recognizing April Fools hoaxes and fake news stories in the media.
The patterns of reasoning deceptive people use may serve as indicators of truthfulness, a new AI algorithm discovered. Researchers say reasoning intent is more reliable than verbal changes and personal differences when trying to determine deception.
A new study reveals verbal and physical signs of deception are harder to detect than people believe.
Current fMRI tests designed to detect deception by looking at specific areas of the brain may be vulnerable to mental countermeasures. In order to improve reliability, researchers call for whole brain analysis, rather than just examining brain regions of interest.