Children are remarkable judges of the people around them – studies have shown they’re able to tell when someone is lying. But can they pick up on more subtle aspects of misinformation – such as when someone’s telling only part of the truth, committing a “sin of omission”?

Now, in a paper published by the journal Cognition, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found that kids can tell when someone isn’t giving them the whole story – and they learn not to trust the information that person gives them.

– Amina Khan

via Kids who catch you lying by omission won’t trust what you say.