¿Cómo afecta la mentira a tu cerebro?

Many people are on the theory that little "white" lies can get you out of "embarrassing" situations. But the so-called "white lies" far from being harmless, undermine the brain's sensitivity to immorality itself. A study by scientists revealed that the constant repetition of little lies that we usually consider relatively inconsequential does indeed have consequences, even at the brain level.

The repetition of lies for their own benefit ends up undermining the brain's sensitivity to one's own immorality, thus creating a “snowball” effect that ends up unleashing major acts of dishonesty. Through a series of measurements of brain activity, the scientists were able to discover that this pattern of behavior negatively affected the level of activity of the amygdala, the brain region responsible for the production of emotions.

As the activity level decreases, the sensitivity to one's own dishonest behavior also decreases. Lying affects physical and mental health because it can cause headaches, throat problems, stress, and sadness. Therefore, honesty is not only synonymous with good values, but also with good health. As human beings we live in community, therefore telling the truth improves the quality of personal relationships and these, in turn, improve the quality of life .

On a day-to-day basis, avoid falling into made-up excuses, stop exaggerating your achievements and telling half-truths that lead you to create unhealthy lies that directly affect your physical and mental health.

Debemos pensar lo que vamos a decir antes de responder. Si no lo hacemos caeremos posiblemente en el peligroso hueco de las mentiras, gastando nuestro tiempo y energía física y mental. En lugar de emplearlo de manera positiva y constructiva!

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