Kids Who Are Good Liars May Have Better Verbal Working Memory Skills Than Bad Liars

The Boston Globe (7/13, Albernaz) reports that “six- and seven-year-olds who are good liars showed better verbal working memory skills than kids who are bad liars,” according to a small study published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. The study authors theorize that “verbal working memory and lying may be linked because they draw on the same cognitive resources.” The investigators noted that “brain imaging research of adult deceptive behavior has shown activation in the prefrontal cortex, which is also activated during verbal working memory tasks.”

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— “Memory skill tied to fibbing,” Ami Albernaz, Boston Globe, July 13, 2015.

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