When it comes to detecting deceit, your automatic associations may be more accurate than conscious thought in pegging truth-tellers and liars, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
People may have some intuitive sense, outside of conscious awareness, that detects when someone is lying.
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Call or Text us for an Introductory NeuroFeedback Session in Our Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC Location. 604-785-1709 www.no-stress-success.comThe findings suggest that conscious awareness may hinder our ability to detect whether someone is lying, perhaps because we tend to seek out behaviors that are supposedly stereotypical of liars, like averted eyes or fidgeting. But those behaviors may not be all that indicative of an untrustworthy person. “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,” explains psychological scientist and study author Leanne ten Brinke, postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Read More: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-03-unconscious-mind-liareven-conscious.html