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LIAR, LIAR, BRAIN ON FIRE

Whoppers. Fibs. Half-truths. We all lie sometimes. By looking at how the brain functions during deception, researchers aim to learn more about the process of lying and, ultimately, how to detect it. To study deception in a laboratory setting, scientists use a technique called functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to pinpoint the regions of the brain that are active when a person lies.

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