Here’s why your partner might cheat on you again!
By admin On 4 Sep, 2017 At 01:01 AM | Categorized As Metro | With 0 Comments

If your partner has cheated you once, then it is not a good idea to trust him/her completely again! According to a study, unfaithful partners are more likely to cheat again in the relationship.

This study by UCL suggests, with every lie a person tells, they feel less guilty about it. Here’s the logic. A part of brain called amygdala provides a negative response whenever a person lies. But, the response by amygdala tends to get weaker every subsequent time, and ergo, the person feels less guilty.

The report states, “We speculate that the blunted response to repeated acts of dishonesty may reflect a reduction in the emotional response to these decisions or to their affective assessment and saliency,”

This was ascertained with a study to test people’s willingness to lie. The participants were shown pictures of clear jars of coins. They were asked to help someone, who was only shown a blurry image and guess how many coins the jar contained.

But here was the catch. Participants were told they would receive money if their partner overestimated the number of coins in the jar and this made them more likely to lie.

The study did not focus on cheating specifically, but the authors believe a similar mechanism could apply.
Neil Garrett, a co-author of the paper and researcher at Princeton Neuroscience Institute told Elite Daily, “The idea would be the first time we commit adultery we feel bad about it. But the next time we feel less bad and so on, with the result that we can commit adultery to a greater extent.”

He adds, “What our study and others suggest is a powerful factor that prevents us from cheating is our emotional reaction to it, how bad we feel essentially, and the process of adaptation reduces this reaction, thereby allowing us to cheat more.”
Well, the study does not indicate that your partner, who once cheated you, will definitely follow suit again (phew!). But matters of love are always complicated, and it’s a wise option to keep your heart strong and brain smart always!

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