Scientists reveals teenagers make the best liars because they think faster than grown-ups
A research has revealed that teenagers are the best liars because of their ability to think fast.
The study, led by Bruno Verschuere of Amsterdam University, saw more than 1,000 people facing a reaction time-based deception task.
From the study, scientists behind the paper said: 'We found that lying proficiency improved during childhood, excelled in young adulthood, and worsened throughout adulthood.
'Likewise, lying frequency increased in childhood, peaked in adolescence, and decreased during adulthood.'
Participants were asked a series of quick questions from their favourite colour to their country of birth, the Sunday Times reported.
Around 60 per cent of children aged between 13 and 17 tell up to five lies a day, scientists said.
They are also the most successful age range at not getting caught, with experts claiming this is because the frontal lobe in their brain would not have started deteriorating.
Meanwhile, Children aged between six and eight told the fewest lies, with only a quarter telling up to five a day.
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