Self-deceive to countermine detection

Huijing Lu, Lei Chang

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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