Human Lie Detectors
Besides their amazing ability to do things ordinary humans can’t do, you might be surprised to find out what else savants can do. This is the Creation Moments Minute.
Savants are people with very low intelligence, yet can do seemingly impossible mental tasks – like instantly name the day of the week when given any date within the last 6,000 years. Could such abilities reflect a throwback to the mental abilities the human race once had?
Researchers tells us that savants also have a unique ability to detect when they are being lied to. Ordinary undergraduates in the study did no better than chance would allow at detecting lies. However, savants could accurately detect a lie almost two-thirds of the time. Were we created with the ability to detect when we are being lied to? Such ability surely doesn’t arise by chance but is rather a God-given gift for our protection.
Ref: Nature, 5/11/00, p. 139, “Lie detection and language comprehension.”