What’s Worth Watching: Through the Wormhole’s Lying Game
Through the Wormhole, “Why Do We Lie?” (Wednesday, June 3, 10/9c, Science Channel)
This season of Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman has covered the science behind bigotry, aliens, matrixes, and more. In tonight’s Season 6 finale, the documentary series will explore lying, and the science behind it, from the small scale like a child’s white lie, to the large scale of pathological liars. Learn about the benefits of deception at an early age – some children begin to tell their first falsehoods as early as age 2 – and how false memories formed in the hippocampus confuse old memories with new experiences. After this episode, you’ll be willing to wager that George Washington probably could tell a lie.