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The brain adapts to dishonesty

Abstract:

Dishonesty is an integral part of our social world, influencing domains ranging from finance and politics to personal relationships. Anecdotally, digressions from a moral code are often described as a series of small breaches that grow over time. Here we provide empirical evidence for a gradual escalation of self-serving dishonesty and reveal a neural mechanism supporting it. Behaviorally, we show that the extent to which participants engage in self-serving dishonesty increases with repetitio...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1038/nn.4426

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Department:
Unknown
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Author
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Nature Neuroscience More from this journal
Volume:
19
Pages:
1727–1732
Publication date:
2016-10-24
Acceptance date:
2016-09-27
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EISSN:
1546-1726
ISSN:
1097-6256
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:965954
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uuid:cee71adb-f4f5-4a1b-b756-6bc96ce394b8
Local pid:
pubs:965954
Source identifiers:
965954
Deposit date:
2019-01-25

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