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Researchers have conducted experiments about honesty. Honesty can be hijacked when we repeat a dishonest act. The amygdala goes off line and shuts down. The part of our brain that is responsible for being fearful gets hijacked itself. This is a deep brain issue. So with repetition the dishonest deed does not feel so dishonest.
So how do we separate out the components of Dishonesty?
Research shows us that young children will go with what is of personal interest. Also they learn by modeling. If they see the adults hitting, then they will hit.
Older children and young adults will stick closer to what society considers the right thing to do. And of course, the higher standard is to do what is right for others or society in general.
There is an emotional component to Honesty. We do right because it feels like the right thing to do. If we can also tap in to how the other person is feeling then we are less likely to harm them.
Also there is a physiological response to telling the truth. If your heart is racing then things need to be looked into and observed. Is this the right thing for everyone that is involved?
So it all comes down to compassion. If you feel like a behavior is dishonest then consider the feelings of others and pay close attention to what your body is telling you.
LENS neurofeedback does not make you honest. It does create a more sensitive reaction to the environment and others. It opens up the brain areas to greater understanding.
Hello, my name is Dana Lee Collins M.A.,L.P.C. I am a psychotherapist that has been trained in the art of neurofeedback. This science helps to heal the brain of trauma. I am dedicated to helping people heal.