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Catching Liars

Catching Liars

Paul Ekman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Science
Paul Ekman

"Diogenes," the lie-catching machine in the sci-fi screenplay that a friend and I wrote 20 years ago, made no mistakes. In real life we aren't quite there yet, but our recent research on truth and falsehood is getting closer than I ever expected it would.

Spotting Poker Bluffs

Paul Ekman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Science
Paul Ekman

Two winners of the International Poker Tournament, in different years, sought my advice on calling bluffs, knowing that I am an expert in spotting liars. I told them I had not played poker since junior high and had never watched poker being played. They thought that didn't matter. It turned out they were wrong.

How To Outsmart A Liar

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Most of us can spot barely more than half of all lies and truths through listening and observation -- meaning, of course, that we're wrong almost as often as we're right.