“You shouldn’t blame lying on the brain”, according to Prof. Richard Gunderman writing in The Conversation.
Gunderman notes the media interest in a recent paper about how brain activity ‘adapts’ to lying. CNN, for instance, covered the study with the headline: “Lying may be your brain’s fault, honestly”. Gunderman doesn’t like this idea:
There is the suggestion that a behavior such as lying can be explained “mechanistically.” Saying so implies the brain is a mechanism that can be account