Having evolved to escape detection of deception completely, self-deception must respond to social conditions registering different probabilities of detection. To be adaptive, it must have a mechanism to keep truthful information temporarily from the self during deception and retrieve it after deception. The memory system may serve this mechanism and provides a paradigm in which to conduct research on self-deception.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Behavioral and Brain Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Behavioral Neuroscience
- Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology