Well, are you saying the truth?
It’s better to confess – neuroscientists say so.
Neuroscientists now believe it’s biologically better for us to confess our secrets, or better, just to refuse to be party to someone else’s. The reason: holding on to them puts the brain in an awkward, compromised position. The cingulate cortex, essential to our emotional responses, is wired to tell the truth. This "logical lobe" signals other regions of the brain to share information so it can move on to more important functions, like learning. But when you keep a secret locked inside, you don’t allow the cingulate to perform its natural functions. Instead, the cortex becomes stressed.
This must be why I always try to tell the truth. It’s not that I have good morals, it’s just that my awkward brain is too stressed to lie.
Read more: Keeping Secrets Can Be Hazardous To Your Health, Forbes>>
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