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The Anatomy of Deceit

  • Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, Writer

Honesty may be the best policy, but scheming and deception are part of what makes us human. Studies show that our natural instinct to deceive starts in early childhood—by adulthood, we lie with ease, in ways big and small, to strangers, friends, loved ones, and co-workers. Yet despite this, our ability to detect when we are being lied to lags woefully behind. 

Join National Geographic contributing writer Yudhijit Bhattacharjee for a fascinating exploration of the why behind the lie. He’ll share anecdotes and learnings from his research on the topic, along with strategies for separating fact from fib.  

Yudhijit Bhattacharjee
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Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, Writer

Yudhijit Bhattacharjee is a contributing writer at National Geographic and the author of The Spy Who Couldn’t Spell, a New York Times bestseller.

Speaker Highlights
Contributing writer at National Geographic
Author of The Spy Who Couldn't Spell, a New York Times bestseller among espionage books
Staff writer for the weekly journal Science for 11 years
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