Lying Children More Likely to Be Successful as Adults

Researchers at the University of Toronto found that children who can lie effectively become superior thinkers later in life:

Researchers have found that the ability to tell fibs at the age of two is a sign of a fast developing brain and means they are more likely to have successful lives.

They found that the more plausible the lie, the more quick witted they will be in later years and the better their abiliy to think on their feet.

It also means that they have developed "executive function" - the ability to invent a convincing lie by keeping the truth at the back of their mind.

Link | Photo (unrelated) via US Department of Health and Human Services

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