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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.

#AskEkman: How Do I Become a Facial Expression Expert?

Paul Ekman | Posted 10.05.2014 | Science
Paul Ekman

The most popular questions we receive at the Paul Ekman Group are questions relating to which courses and universities are best equipped to promote a career in becoming an expert in facial expressions and emotion. The answer to this question depends on what level of education you are seeking, and what topic interests you.

Who Should Know How You Are Feeling?

Paul Ekman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Technology
Paul Ekman

On May 18 the Times ran an article about the threat of privacy invasion now that software programs not only identify who you are by using hidden cameras to scan your face but then link to your Facebook posts and other sources of information about you that you didn't know you were providing. The article didn't mention the next step in privacy invasion, just around the corner.

Darwin's Claim of Universals in Facial Expression Not Challenged

Paul Ekman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Science
Paul Ekman

Lisa Feldman Barrett's Feb. 28 New York Times op-ed seeks to undermine the science showing universality in the interpretation of facial expressions. We feel compelled to respond so that the public is not misled and is apprised of the broader, Darwin-inspired science of emotional expression that many scientists are working on.