Scientists have found a conscience

October 28, 2011 18:32

This discovery will provide the basis for a new accurate lie detector.

The experiments carried out to find responses to the undeserved praise

What do you feel when you know you will not live up to expectations, and you praise? Accept it? Or do you feel ashamed? This is not a narrow-minded questions. The problem of "how difficult it is to praise when it is undeserved" Yanhun Kim attended the University of Pennsylvania (USA) and Chiu Chiyue from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). They conducted four experiments, which were attended by about 4,000 pupils and students from the U.S. and Hong Kong. Volunteers fulfill the job, and then they were asked to compare the results with each other, before a rating. After that, they are tested for depression, writes science.compulenta.ru.

Some pupils and students put under-or overestimation. Interestingly, in both cases, the participants showed more depressive traits in subsequent tests. So, conscience and sense of justice do exist. Much more important for the internal state of that man thinks of himself, than what other people are saying.

By the way, the staff of the St. Petersburg Institute of the human brain have shown that nature has a mechanism of self-control in the body. In everyday life this feeling of moral responsibility is called conscience. Person is going to lie, and the inner voice that warns, forcing extra time to weigh all the "pros" and "cons", passed ntv.

Thus, for the detection of conscience on a special monitor participant experiment do EEG: a girl playing with a computer in the children's game of "trust-not-believe." If the test subject mentally answers incorrectly concludes "wrong" (on the screen have the appropriate arrow "up" and "down").

With this discovery will even create an almost infallible lie detector. Because it will not fix the human response that is possible to control and analyze the information the brain itself.

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