How many lies do you say to the day? According to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , the love hormone called oxytocin makes you lie.
In the investigation of the University of Amsterdam It is detailed that the oxytocin As a neurotransmitter, it facilitates communication between nerve cells and removes a bit of bonhomie, that is, goodness or simplicity.
Lies for the benefit of the group
According to psychologists Shaul Shalvi of Ben-Gurion of the Negev and Carsten De Dreu of the University of Amsterdam , the love hormone encourages people to lie for group well-being.
"People are willing to lie to help the people around you, such as family or friends, "the researchers point out.
The above is due to the fact that oxytocin is a neuropeptide known to promote membership and cooperation with others, say the experts. Therefore, it is difficult to register for private interests.
On the other hand, in a study of University of California s and identified that oxytocin improves the perception of people suffering from schizophrenia, since it helps them identify when a person is lying.
So when you lie unconsciously while doing things for a team or for your loved ones, it will be the fault of the hormone of love; however, think before acting, if that behavior is necessary, as well as the pros and cons. And you, do you lie to help your loved ones?