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Microexpressions

Why We Can Be So Wrong About What Others Are Thinking

Kare Anderson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

We are overly confident about our capacity to read other people, even our spouses. Trying to "detect the emotion someone is feeling by looking at a picture of their face or looking into someone's eyes" (two common mind reading tests) actually worsens our accuracy.

Dancing Eyebrows, Amanda Knox, and Jerry Hobbs: Assessing Guilt Based On Body Language Is a Dangerous Game

Steve Drizin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

There's no place for such conjecture testimony in the court system or the court of public opinion. It may make for great television but it is not science.

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.

How Do You Become a Better Listener?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 05.27.2014 | Science
Tara Chklovski

A researcher in the 1950s found that the total impact of a message is about 7% verbal, 38% vocal (tone of voice, inflection etc ) and 55% nonverbal.

Art of Detecting a Lie :The Presidential Candidates

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Shaahin Cheyene

Anyone can be trained to detect a lie quickly and with a fair degree of accuracy. Here are three keys to successful detection during the presidential campaign.

Lie to Me II: 7 Key Steps to Detecting a Lie

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 12.09.2012 | Small Business
Shaahin Cheyene

If you can decode microexpressions you'll understand the emotion behind them. If you understand the emotions, you are one step closer to knowing if the person on the other side is lying or telling the truth.