The interviewers detected lies less accurately among those with a full bladder. Subjects who needed to urinate showed fewer signs that they were lying and gave longer, more detailed answers than those who drank less.The findings build on work by Mirjam Tuk of Imperial College London, whose study in 2011 found that people with full bladders were better able to resist short-term impulses and make decisions that led to bigger rewards in the long run. These findings hinted that different activities requiring self-control share common mechanisms in the brain, and engaging in one type of control could enhance another.
I enjoy reading about this type of research.
I see it as a continuous flow of data that will lead to better daily routines.
One will simply state a goal of being creative, or full of energy, or, say, convincingly deceptive, and our personal assistants will be able to tell us exactly what to do, what to think about, and how to behave.
So if we tell our AI we need to pass a lie detector test in 3 hours, Siri can say, “Ok, stop eating celery, drink 4 gallons of Lipton peach iced tea, and recite the words, ‘I am a meat popsicle.'”
Or, even better, Siri will review your calendar and simply build your day for you.
If she knows you need to do a 8K walk, and then close a big deal, and then be romantic, she’ll know the best exercises, foods, and music for you to consume, and at what times you should do them.
For the hyper-productive, in other words, our schedules are about to become curated.