Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Powerful magnets hamper our ability to lie - life - 06 September 2011 - New Scientist

Powerful magnets hamper our ability to lie: ...researchers asked 16 volunteers to name the colour of a disc on a computer screen after receiving transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to dampen activity in their DLPFC. They were given the option to lie or answer honestly. The task was then repeated following TMS of the parietal cortex - a part of the brain unassociated with cognitive control. The volunteers gave significantly fewer truthful answers after TMS of the left DLPFC - but suppressing the right DLPFC increased the number of true responses ...

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