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Self-deceive to countermine detection

  • Hui Jing Lu (a1) and Lei Chang (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X10002529
  • Published online: 03 February 2011
Abstract
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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.

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