This edition of Scientific American Mind contains six articles. The cover story, "Natural Born Liars", examines why we lie and why we're so good at it. Also in this issue: why innocent people confess to crimes they didn't commit; an in-depth examination of what dreams are and why we have them; the very real therapeutic uses for hypnosis; how to improve your powers of recall; and is mental stress increasing your chances of a heart attack?More
Who hasn't told a tall tale? Pulled a leg or even the wool? Yanked a chain? Blown smoke? "Natural Born Liars," the cover article of this special edition of Scientific American, examines why we lie and why we are so good at it. Other articles in this issue look at innocent people who confess to crimes, dreams, hypnosis, and the correlation between stress and heart attacks. The narrator employs an intellectual, but comfortable, tone. His enunciation is impeccable. You don't need to be a scientist to love this series of audio magazines; the articles are fascinating and digestible enough for any curious listener. And that's no lie!
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