Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Missing Ayla Reynolds, 20 Months Old, Reward and Statement from the Police


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Another 20 Month Old Child Goes Missing in the Night

Is this another case of the father attempting a staging of an abduction to cover up the death of his child due to abuse?!?! Too many things point that way, broken arm, mother seeking full custody...

Emotionally I find the Mother's behavior odd, she is not totally overcome by the misery that is often seen from parents of missing children... they do not talk fast... they are tired and drained.  Here we see she is actually excited that her ex husband is now seen as the bad guy to the whole world...◦

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Missing Woman's Husband Issues Statement - Oklahoma City News Story - KOCO Oklahoma City

Missing Woman's Husband Issues Statement - Oklahoma City News Story - KOCO Oklahoma City

Monday, December 12, 2011

Ryan Brunn Arrested for the Rape and Brutal Slaying of 7-year-old Jorelys Rivera

Jorelys' body was found Monday. She had been missing since about 5 p.m. Friday.  What is interesting is the interview with a resident who describes the odd way, this maintenance man interacted with the residents of this apartment complex.  

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Gary Giordano the Suspect in the Disappearance of Robyn Gardner while on Vacation in Aruba

Body Language Expert Comments on GMA Interview.◦

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

CBS Alanta: Software Can Detect Lies in People's Voices: Herman Cain

CBS Atlanta's Mike Paluska played Cain's speech for Ward into the software and watched as it analyzed Cain's every word.


Monday, December 5, 2011

Software That Listens for Lies


Friday, December 2, 2011

Dr. Paul Ekman Interviewed on Conversations with Richard Fidler's Podcast

Broadcast on Wednsady, November 30, 2011

Listen to the PODCAST from this webpage.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Poetry: If Truth Is the Lure, Humans Are Fishes by Jane Hirshfield

It has been really slow lately, which is a great thing.  It means there are not high profile lies and cheats on the loose.  I found this peom on the web that seems to speak to the content of the website.  She will be appearing along with Ekman and others at the Being Human 2012 on March 24, 2012, between 9:00 am - 5:30 pm.

 If Truth Is the Lure, Humans Are Fishes

Under each station of the real,

another glimmers.

And so the love of false-bottomed drawers

and the salt mines outside Kraków,

going down and down without drowning.

A man harms his wife, his child.

He says, “Here is the reason.”

She says, “Here is the reason.”

The child says nothing,

watching him led away.

If truth is the lure, humans are fishes.

All the fine bones of that eaten-up story,

think about them.

Their salt-cod whiteness on whiteness.

Read more◦

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Eyes for Lies Interviewed about Sandusky Interview

Click here to read and see the video...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Costas on Sandusky Interview

Where to start and when to end. 

I've had to deal with cases with these types of allegations and they are hard to stomach.  Sandusky REALLY believes he has done no wrong, and his done more good than harm- and the good should make up for the misdeeds. Unfortunately many abusers like Sandusky do not understand the long term affects of a "relationship" with someone who is too young to understand what is going on- this is why we call them predators.  Unfortunately this is a classic case of a pedophile who groom victims.

 From Sandusky own words, notice how he can confidently answer some questions (meaning he has a different internal definition of "abuse" than you or I) while others he has to repeat the questions (meaning it is a sensitive question and he needs more time to think of an answer).

When Bob asks him, "Is that it?" after Sandusky says he should not have showered with the boys, Sandusky responds, "That is what hits me the most."  In this statement he lets us know there are other things that he should not have done, but the worst occurred in the shower.

When talking about what happened int he shower with the young boy, Sandusky uses the words "POSSIBLY snapping a towel or horse play" to try to explain the sound.  Whenever a person uses 'fuzzy' language like possibly, maybe, perhaps it is likely not true- it either happened- snapping a towel- or did not...

If you hear the entire interview there are several hot spots...◦

Monday, November 14, 2011

Disturbing Penn State Sandusky Interview From the 80's Surfaces

Knowing what we know now, his choice of words is very disturbing.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Body Language Analysis: New Penn State coach Tom Bradley

This is called a gestural slip...◦

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Breaking News: Payton Manning Not Likely to Return to Football According to his Undecided Body Language

Living in in the Indianapolis area this story hits home- especially when it is clear that his body language is showing more than his words.

The video has been removed from YouTube and all the local television stations. Here is a link to a story about the interview,

In an interview in the Colt's locker room last week Peyton spoke with reporters. The one thing that is clear is Peyton Manning is no closer to knowing if the surgery has worked. He continues to give his strongest impression with his body language and the obvious shoulder shrugs. Shrugs are the biggest sign of indecisiveness. He does not think he will be able to show any improvement by December, and in February the Colts have what may be their biggest decision in the franchise's history.

Below are some key statements from Peyton Manning in quotes, where he clearly shrugs. (See if you can see the statements where he shrugs with his feet.)

“...I miss playing...”

“...I’d love to...”

“...go play again...”

He is unsure about these statements.

“ December...” doesn’t appear he expects to be any better to be able to play…

“...hope things are better...”

Concerning the one year part of the contract, “ recommendation...”

“...fair for the Colts to make their decision...”

“Sure hope we are better”

The statement analysis says even more, when combined with the nonverbals.

Also it is important to note, it has also been released that the neck surgery was because he has lost some arm strength.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ruth and Andrew Madoff on 60 Minutes

What I find interesting is when they are both asked simple questions and do not have an answer, especially Ruth. What this tells me is they definitely had a clear goals to do these interviews, and when they were asked questions that where not "practiced" they lost their concentration, slowed their speech as they had to think what would be the best answer to the question.

The son was clear about not knowing what was going on, but whenever he is asked about his father's statements, there is no details- just generalities of what was said.  They appear practiced.

See all the interviews at CBS, click Ruth and Andrew Madoff interviews.

Friday, October 21, 2011

An Article You Should Check Out: Facial Monitoring, The All-Telling Eye

Webcams can now spot which ads catch your gaze, read your mood and check your vital signs.

Read More at,

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Body Language Expert Takes Closer Look at Baby Lisa's Parents


Friday, October 14, 2011

TEDTalks: Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Police Release 911 Call Reporting Katelyn Markham's Disappearance


Police have released the 911 call that Katelyn Markham's fiancee placed to report her missing.

Markham, 22, of Fairfield, has been missing since Saturday when she didn't show up for work.

A link to an interview with the fiancee, here.

A link to another interview with the fiancee, here.

I did not see too much, they only odd thing was on the 911 call where he draws attention to a group of people and some event...

He does say NEVER a great deal.

Dupers delight in the second video.

No anger.

No loss.◦

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

An Article Your Should Read: Counting the beats: a critique | Comment | Research

Counting the beats: a critique | Comment | Research

This article challenges certain assumptions about Emotions, that those in the research and academic fields may be taking for granted.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Missing TOT Lisa Irwin: The Parents Continue to Stumble on thier Words

I have noticed two things that are HOT SPOTS:

  1. Both Deborah and Jeremy, when speaking about the actual time period when the tot disappeared have continually made the the mistake of using the pronoun 'we' when they each were supposedly  alone.  Deborah does this more by saying thing like "We woke up"  and when asked when the last time she saw the baby, "When we put her to bed"  - she corrects herself every time by saying 'I'  - they are speaking freely and stumble on the mistake.
  2. They never use her name.  This is distancing language.

Another odd thing is how they thank all the different departments and organizations for their help, almost like a Nascar driver fits the name of all their different sponsors in during a TV interview.  Normally I would expect the parents to be too numb, and so deep in thought and despair and would not be able to rattle off 5-10 different groups of people who are helping to find the girl.◦

Friday, October 7, 2011

Mom of Missing Tot Says She Took Lie Detector Test and FAILED

Lisa's father, Jeremy Irwin, says he has offered to take a lie detector test, but that police say that's not necessary.

Here is an update video...

This one is going to be solved with police work, developing time lines, tracking cell phones, and establishing inconsistencies in their many statements.

There are several slips in their statements, at one point in one of the videos she says, "we woke up" but he was at work, right? Old fashion police work will include making sure there was no deviation from his normal work schedule (was he late or did he leave early).

At least one of the cell phone was new, she states she was transferring the numbers.

What is odd is she is showing true emotion in the video- she really misses the child. Was this the case where the infant died because she feel out of her crib, or was suffocated by accident because she was sleeping in bed with her mom? and one parent or both parents made up a story so they would not be charged with manslaughter?!?!

If it was a infant stranger abduction (which is is appearing it was not) in 95% of the cases the infant is eventually returned to the parents.

Like I said, this is one of those cases where it very difficult to get a read from the videos; but rest assured the police have hours of interview videos and have a clearer idea of what occurred.

On an aside, I did notice a change in the reporter's word choice as the story developed. Words like 'alleged' abduction was how it was being referenced.◦

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Missing Kansas City 10-Month-Old Girl: Her Parents Speak with Media

These two videos are some of the toughest videos I have analyzed.

 The parents of a 10-month-old girl who was apparently snatched from her crib said Thursday that they frantically searched their Kansas City home for any sign of her but found only an open window, an unlocked front door and house lights blazing.

They speak freely about the events that puts them in the spotlight. The mom shows true emotions in both interviews. You can see stress in in his brows and forehead. I have watched 3 different interviews -several times- and my assessment is they had nothing to do with the kidnapping of the 10-month-old.

Those who follow the deception field may notice a few things (that are very subtle and extremely small, i.e. slight mixing of the verb tense, differing stories,  prop holding, looking down) and think they are seeing a hot spot- this is why I reviewed the videos many times- and I believe they are not true hot spots, and what we are seeing is a couple average people reacting to the stress of the events.◦

Raw Video: Lisa's parents describe panic after baby disappeared

Raw Video: Lisa's parents describe panic after baby disappeared: Missing 10 month-old Lisa Irwin's parents spoke in-depth Thursday morning about their daughter. They described the first few moments when they discovered the little girl missing from her crib inside the home on the 3600 block of North Lister Ave.◦

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Big Facial Expressions for Little 'Star Wars' Fan

<a href='' target='_new' title='Kid Reacts to 'Star Wars''>Video: Kid Reacts to 'Star Wars'</a>

I just saw this and love it- notice the surprise, then the disgust, tongue jut, anger,  then the fear, and then the sadness...  multiple emotions, and transitions.◦

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Amanda Knox is Free... and very, very lucky!

You can read my previous post about Amanda Knox by using the search on the left hand side.

While I do not think she directly murdered the victim, it was clear she knew more than she was telling.  This was a classic case where one attempt to obscure what she did know about the murder, made her guilty by association- and snowballed into a nightmare.  She is very lucky that there were mistakes made by the police, and they were allowed to surface.

Interrogations in countries even as civilized as Italy, are more like the back room interrogations that are portrayed in movies from the first part of the 19th century.

This should be a warning to all those who travel and study abroad; while it is statistically unlikely you will be involved in something so felonious, it is important to realize each and every country has a different style of laws and justice.  There are young people who are sentenced to years in foreign prisons for what would be considered small drug offences here in the United States.  It is important to note, there is also a different standard of "fairness" for foreigners who are charged with crimes in other countries, you are unlikely to receive any breaks.◦

Most Disgusting Video I've Ever Seen: Losing Control of Emotion and Mob Violence

The Sarasota County (Florida) Sheriff's Office is wrapping up its investigation of the youth football brawl that was captured on videotape last weekend, and expects to announce any charges on Friday.

The investigation has centered on four suspects who took part in the melee; sheriff's Col. Steve Burns says all four of them have provided statements to law enforcement and are "cooperating."

The video shows that aggressors in the fight were mainly coaches and players from the Sarasota Gators football team.

The coach of the other team on the field Saturday, Mike Cody of the North Port Husky's, on Thursday called it a "very disgraceful display of coaching and mentoring to young men and women," the worst he has seen in 24 years of coaching.◦

Monday, October 3, 2011

Body Language Expert Observes Dr. Murray On Trial

Body language expert Mark Edgar Stephens talks to Dr. Drew and dissects Dr. Conrad Murray's moves in court.◦

Monday, September 26, 2011

Blog Talk Radio: Paul Ekman interviewed by Chris Blazina

Listen to internet radio with Secret Lives of Men on Blog Talk Radio


Monday, September 12, 2011

Set the DVR/TIVO: Cindy and George Anthony on Dr. Phil Tuesday 9/13 and 9/14


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Thermal Imaging Lie Detectors Will Be Used to Spot Signs of Deception in UK Airports

The thermal imaging cameras are designed to pick up subtle changes in a person’s temperature – usually increased blood flow and more heat around the eyes – that might indicate they are not telling the truth.

The system is based on Hasan Ugail's work, who is a professor of visual computing at UK's University of Bradford. 

What they are doing right is not disclosing which airport or how the system will be utilized- Unlike here in the  US, where the TSA released press releases informing everybody, including the terrorist, that the latest tool will be tested at Logan Airport in Boston...

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Marco Tempest: The magic of truth and lies


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Condoleezza Rice: Cheney's book "an attack on my integrity"

But she does not deny misleading George W. Bush about Nuclear Diplomacy with North Korea.

I love when polished politicians say things that are completely the truth, yet do it in a way that spins it, making it seem that they are denying the claim.

She actually is supporting Cheney's claim...◦

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hotel Maid Admits Lying, saying 'I wasn't under oath' and See My Post Where I Said She Was Lying

The hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of rape rolled around on the floor hysterically crying when confronted about a web of lies she is said to have told to have him arrested. 

As the Manhattan district attorney's office asked a judge to drop the sexual assault case against the former International Monetary Fund chief, it emerged accuser Nafissatou Diallo finally admitted to her deception, simply telling prosecutors: 'I wasn't under oath'.  

In a stunning turnaround, Strauss-Kahn is now almost certain to be released today in court, leaving him free to return to France and even run for the country's presidency.

Read more:

See my comments, Maid Speaks Out and how I saw she was lying about the sexual encounter...weeks ago.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Justin Bieber's Body Language from CJBAXXTER

Okay, I'll admit it... I'm doing this so my kids tweet my site.

There is something here. Something ground breaking in the world of deception; something people who study deception and interrogations will want to know about... Ironic and true statements. I've watched hundreds, if not thousands, of hours of interviews and interrogations and my biggest contribution to the field of study is this- THERE USUALLY IS A GLARING HOTSPOT REVEALED WHEN THE SUBJECT SAYS SOMETHING THAT IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE AND IRONIC...IF THEY ARE GUILTY!

I've heard husbands of missing spouses, that supposedly ran off with another man, truthfully say, "I hope I never see her again."

In this interview there is a series of questions about Justin dating girls, notice his choice of words... to me is was obvious he was walking a tightrope and that is all I'm going to say.

Remember when even our music was simpler? On a semi related note (music), they are doing a remake of the Footloose movie. I can remember hearing every song from the soundtrack on the radio, over and over again when I was in high school. The number one song, that I heard over and over again was Deniece Williams song, "Let's Hear It for the Boy."◦

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Body Language Of Politicians: Don Khiury

Part One

Part Two


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

NPR: Next in Line For The TSA? A Thorough 'Chat Down'


Monday, August 15, 2011

Forensic linguistics expert Dr. Robert Leonard on ID Discovery


Sunday, August 14, 2011

An Article You Should Check Out: False confessions: Silence is golden | The Economist

False confessions: Silence is golden The Economist


Thursday, August 11, 2011

The New Tiger Woods: Stressed When Playing Golf

When have we've seen Tiger Woods on the golf course not relaxed?  See the slight pursed lips, this equals some stress; in the old days we'd see a relaxed Tiger with a slight smile most of the time (except for immediately after missing a birdie or eagle putt- and then he only allow himself to be down for seconds).  Until he gets his mind straight, he will not get his golf game straight...◦

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Joe Navarro on CBS: Body Language that Gets Results

Joe Navarro is a 25 year veteran of the FBI where he served on the National Security Division's Behavioral Analysis Program. He is on the adjunct faculty at Saint Leo University and the Institute for Intergovernmental Research where he teaches nonverbal communications. For 35 years he has been teaching and utilizing the study of nonverbal communications as well as its practical applications in everyday use and in forensic settings. He has lectured throughout the world including Wayne State University School of Medicine and at the Baylor College of Medicine - Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in Houston, Texas. Mr. Navarro brings together his academic background, scientific research, and practical experience catching spies to the art of observing and interpreting human behavior. Mr. Navarro is also the author of: Advanced Interviewing Techniques: Proven Strategies for Law Enforcement, Military, and Security Personnel; Hunting Terrorists: A Look at the Psychopathology of Terror; Phil Hellmuth Presents Read 'Em and Reap: A Career FBI Agent's Guide to Decoding Poker Tells; What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People, and his most recent book, Louder Than Words: Take Your Career from Average to Exceptional with the Hidden Power of Nonverbal Intelligence.

Monday, August 8, 2011

New TV Series Outlines Sound Interrogation Principles

Take the Money and Run, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, premiered on ABC Tuesday night. The show, which airs for six weeks, centers around several couples as they attempt to complete the perfect crime. Two hiders are given a briefcase containing $100,000 and an hour to hide it in a major city. Then two detectives and two interrogators spend the rest of the show trying to find it.

Watch the full show:

A hundred thousand dollars can make for a high stakes situation, which is necessary for the leakage of deception signals, but it is still a reality show so I didn't expect much... I was pleasantly surprised how it not only mimiced real life interviews and people breaking, but it showed quality interrogation techniques.

Take a look at the following clip: see how the detectives get information; see how they do not react to the location, see how they offer freedom, watch the struggle of the suspect (struggling with shame at breaking vs freedom and the pressure, and also notice how he wants to please them)...


Sunday, August 7, 2011

TSA Deploying Sophisticated Israeli-Style Behavioral Screening

“Too much on technology,” says George Naccara, TSA’s director at Logan International Airport who is now turning to human screening techniques at the gate.


Thursday, August 4, 2011

11-year-old Celina Cass Body Found: Step Father's Truck Being Analysed for Evidence

Police investigating the suspicious death of 11-year-old Celina Cass focused on the fifth grader's home today, taking a truck that neighbors said was driven by the girl's stepfather.

Read how I saw some signs it could be the stepfather days after she was missing and the body had not been found, FBI Search for N.H. Girl: What I See.


VoicePrism Software: Voice-Fluctuation Technology Shows Feelings

This company closes the gap between what someone actually feels and what the person says using voice-fluctuation technology.


Friday, July 29, 2011

FBI Search for N.H. Girl: What I See

When I first saw the above video I had to replay the vigil footage of the parents, before I went further. I wanted to see him again. See how he stressfully blows out air, see him lower his head to his wife- see if he was hiding his face, and why he wasn't facing towards the main vocal point of the vigil. I thought it could be his attempt to fight for control and composure- not wanting to break down in public.

Then I heard that he had a diagnosis of schizophrenia and all the alarm bells went off for me. If you are unfamiliar with schizophrenia click on the link the the last sentence. In a nutshell, it is a mental issue where the person doesn't always have clear thought processes and emotional responses. Let me say that most people can be helped with effective treatment, and lead a normal life.

There are breaking points (loss of job, loss of relationship, loss of close parent, etc.) for people who have this issue and snap violently. Having a step daughter can be a stressful situation, especially an eleven year old who is growing up.

I see towards the end of the video, her stepfather actually look around. Usually when I see this it is a person looking for an exit strategy.

Now when the authorities say the stepfather "is not listed as a suspect," we know those closest to the victim are ALWAYS suspects, so the police are purposely stating this to put the family/him at ease. This is a great strategy to learn more and more (and interact with any potential suspects) as long as possible and gain valuable information that could be helpful in the future.

From a strictly criminal profile point of view, given the environment of being a close knit community, and when she was last seen and likely abduction time, and police and FBI officials are saying that there is no evidence at this time that Celina was taken, abducted or that a struggle ensued, the first places that investigators would look is:

  • Family members
  • An adult neighbor who had watched her from a distance and had opportunity to wait for the right time to abduct.
  • Less likely, would be someone in the construction or services trade, who are mobile by nature, who stumbled upon her in "recent" past and planned to commit the abduction.
What I see of her stepfather is LIMITED so by no means conclusive; but what I do see makes me curious.  Not to worry, the FBI Child Abduction Response Team is the best of the best, and they are the best chance to finding out the truth to what happened to this poor little girl.◦

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Smug and Happy to Receive Notoriety: Norwegian Mass Killer Anders Behring Breivik


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Maid Speaks Out: Dominique Strauss-Kahn Rape

I can see why the charges were dropped.

When she is describing the encounter she is actually leaning forward and her head is held high. This is something you would not expect, you'd expect some negative emotions; people who have been raped do not want to talk about it because it is very traumatic and emotionally draining.

Also she does not say "no" to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, just that she doesn't want to lose her job- this is not as clear- and I hope this was not a misunderstanding of cultures.

She shows more emotion when she is speaking about her speculation that "They are going to kill me," rather than the actual attack?!?!

She then says she wants justice, but this contradicts her fear. 

She also states, "God as my witness," in reference to her being a prostitute and this is a hot spot to deception (use of God). 

Overall I see at least 3-4 things that I would consider hot spots which leads me to believe she is being less than truthful about the circumstances.◦

Friday, July 22, 2011

Tiger Woods and Steve Williams: Friends or Employee/er First?

Tiger Woods announced Wednesday that he and caddie Steve Williams will not be working together in the future on his website.
"I want to express my deepest gratitude to Stevie for all his help, but I think it's time for a change," Woods said. "Stevie is an outstanding caddie and a friend and has been instrumental in many of my accomplishments. I wish him great success in the future."
One thing that I find interesting that relates to statement analysis- Order means everything.  Notice this part of the statement, "outstanding caddie and a friend," this clearly defines the relationship as a employee/employer relationship before their friendship.


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Extreme Stress in Forehead and Sadness in Eyes


Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D on FOX 25 Morning News Talking Mastering Body Language

All around us, a secret language is transmitting information that for many people, goes undetected.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Michele Bachmann Denies "Debilitating" Migraines

While I cannot definitely say if she is telling the truth or lying about her migraines, I can tell you she is under a great deal of stress.  I see two things that give me pause, but normally we like to see three things to definitely state that it is likely she is not telling the truth.

Watch the above video and notice the area above her right eye, see the line form, this is a clear sign of stress.

When one eyebrow raises more than the other we call this a "skeptics eyebrow" - she may be skeptical of her own words. As always we must be careful to compare what we see in the above video to her baseline, so here is a screen shot from a video where we do not see this expression.

When I look at other videos where she is interacting with people, or speaking in front of the camera I do not see this expression, occasionally I see stress.  Stress usually starts on the right side of her eyebrows and will move over to the left, but the differences between the two eyebrows are never as large as we see in the above video when she is speaking about her migraines.


Body Language Expert Sindy Martin Shows You Signs Of Lying, More About Casey Anthony


Lamar Odom Fake Smile

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom

Some might think this is contempt, but since he is attempting to smile and both sides of his mouth are not going upward equally, it is a faked smile.◦

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Bachelorette: Homecoming Greeting

You can often learn about the strength of a relationship by the greeting. This is especially important in business, and most especially in negotiations. It can reveal things about each other's heart... and how comfortable they are with each other. Here we see the 4 finalists on the Reality show, "The Bachelorette" greet each other.

Ashley and Constantine

He does not seem excited, but she runs up to him. But one thing is, he is more into her than she is to him.

Ashley and Ames

Notice how they very quickly clear each other's personal space, this is a clear sign that there is not a sexual or even a friendly connection. Notice how when they walk together they are 3 feet from each other, not a normal distance you'd expect from a couple "dating."

Ashley and Ben

Definitely some excitement going on here, she is the most excited about meeting him and even jumps into his arms.  They remain close and and very comfortable being in each other personal space.  If I'd base the winner on only the greeting he would win.  I have to say something I have learned (because my wife and daughter force me to watch these shows so I can give them some insight who she likes the most, etc) that there is always a inner struggle to choose the perfect mate between sexual attraction and personality/demeanor/provider role attraction.  Ben wins the sexual attraction award for this Bachelorette.

Ashley and JP

JP is the first one she does not run up to, I believe this is because she knows he would not appreciate it,  because of his personality, she adopts a more reserved greeting, but intimate.  I also notice how she is ready for the hug to be over well before he is, when she releases a hand and adjusts her hair.  Then they interlock fingers, which is something she does with Ben.  I believe there are mixed messages and this is a clear case where internally she is undecided and unsure of her decisions.

In my opinion JP and Ben will be in the finals of this season.◦

Jaycee Dugard's Book

Amazing story of survival. I see a couple of micro expressions, letting me know that while she appears to be doing well, she still has some ways to go, who wouldn't?

I read the book and can recommend it for anyone who wants to understand the mind of predators (Phillip and Nancy Garrido) and the enduring spirit to survive... and understand more about Stockholm's Syndrome and why she never ran or screamed out who she was those few times she was in public.

As someone  who studies criminal behavior there are some things that stand out about this case:

  •   Phillip Garrido's choice to be a pedophile was made because children are easily targets, can be manipulated, can be overpowered and controlled, and there is more opportunity to kidnap a child  compared to an adult.  Phillip was not interested in her innocence.
  • Phillip and Nancy had some sort of nurturing drive-albeit sick-  and Jaycee was part of this.  They considered the kidnapping and imprisonment as a sort of family unit. Many kidnapped victims that are held for a period longer than 2-24 hours in confinement are usually murdered when the perpetrator becomes bored with them or fears that having possession of them will result in their arrest.  They never were bored and she never said they said or acted like she was a burden to them.  In fact it appears there were other opportunities where they could have kidnapped another girl but did not (it was released that Nancy would lure little girls into their van where they would video tape the little girl doing things like the splits).
  • "Possession" in the above paragraph is a key word, to captors they are not thought of as another human being, but rather another possession.  The choice of victim is very important, some criminals choose who is easiest to obtain (prostitute, older individual, or child), or what they normally would not be able to obtain through a normal relationship.
  • Phillip was an undiagnosed Violent Psychopath, if you are unsure of what this is I can highly recommend Former FBI Agent, Joe Navarro's Kindle Edition of How to Spot a Psychopath (2011 2nd Edition)where he outlines a 150 point checklist.  Phillip Garrido meets roughly 95% of the items on the checklist.
  • Many manipulative 'techniques' that captors normally use use were not used by the Garridos: such as your parents do not want you back;  I will hurt or kill your family; there is a group of people that will hurt you if you try to escape- and will hurt your family; etc.  Only once- it was mentioned- that he employed a fear tactic by saying , he may have to sell her to others who will keep her in a cage, so she would not cry as much during the abuse.
  • There are eerie similarities between Jaycee's and Elizabeth Smart's captivity, among them include: Both captors thought they were communicating with God; both captors had odd enough personalities and piercing eyes, so people avoided contact with them; and both had wives that allowed and help the captors commit the ongoing crimes.

I feel for Jaycee and hope that she can overcome this and lead a happy life.

I highly recommend Jaycee's book.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Royal Wedding: Prince Albert of Monaco and his Now Wife, Charlene... Where's the Love?

Well it was a wedding, but it seemed very strange to me. They did not seem to be in love, or at all happy during what is supposed to be "the most wonderful day of their life."

Charlene's tears are real, but are they happy or sad tears? Happy tears usually occur when a person is overwhelmed with intense emotion- these are sad tears.

Take a look at this video of their kiss, even this is strained.◦

Friday, July 15, 2011

MIT's Media Lab has developed special glasses that read microexpressions.

MIT's Media Lab has developed special glasses. Using a built-in camera linked to software that analyzes facial micro-expressions, the attached earpiece whispers the true interpretation into one's ear. The camera tracks 24 "feature points" on your conversation partner's face; analyzing the micro-expressions, how often they appear, and for how long. Then it compares the collected data with its bank of known expressions.

When MIT researchers Picard and el Kaliouby were calibrating their prototype, they were surprised to find that the average person was only able to interpret, 54 percent of the 24 expressions on real, non-acted faces correctly. They reasoned that most people could use some help reading the real mood of people they were talking with. By contrast, the software correctly identifies 64 percent of the expressions.◦

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Four Clues I See: Riveting Raw Video Footage of Parole Officer Searching the Home Where Jaycee Dugard was Being Held in Backyard.

Authorities release video recorded by of Phillip and Nancy Garrido, the couple who held Jaycee Dugard captive for 18 years. This raw video shows a parole officer searching the home of the Garridos during the time Dugard was being held captive in their backyard.

Notice the following signs:
  • When does Nancy Garrido confront the officer? As he is preparing to search the back of the house and is moving closer to the backyard. Anytime someone becomes more confrontational in a situation like this, you are getting closer to what they are hiding. It is their way of distracting and in a small way explaining why they feel justified in committing a crime.

  • Notice Phillip's shirt... At first it is unbuttoned; this is more relaxed and comfortable. When he is in the back of the house he buttons the shirt. This is a subtle/subconsciously way to provide himself protection. It is interesting, when people know they are about to be arrested and cuffed, almost always there is some sort of preening and adjusting that occurs, because they know they will no longer have the freedom to make themselves look better when their hands are cuffed behind their backs.

  • Notice how she does not comply with the officer instructions as he moves into the backyard. She wants to see how closely he will inspect the backyard and is obviously nervous.

  • Lastly, in the book Crime Signals: How to Spot a Criminal Before You Become a Victim author David Givens explains an interesting phenomenon that occurs to houses where the people are hiding some sort of crime/problem/issue, they always keep the blinds closed so people cannot see into the house.  It even occurs when the people living in the house are not closing the blinds to hide an actual object, they are closed all the time. This is sometimes done subconsciously (as in the example in the above book where he describes a situation where a father was systematically abusing his family over years.)  Another interesting behavior that people do is, if someone from a house is arrested, most of the time they close their blinds and keep them closed for an extend period of time.  In the video, I also see a fence in the front yard.  Fences provide the home owner an inner feeling of protection; even if it is short enough for almost anyone to easily hop over, as we see in the Garrido's front yard.  


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

An Article You Should Check out: Counting the beats, The understanding of emotions and how they influence behaviour is advancing.

Counting the beats | Features | Research

Saturday, July 9, 2011

An Article You Should Check Out: Evaluating Truthfulness and Detecting Deception

In the latest version of the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin.

Evaluating Truthfulness and Detecting Deception
By David Matsumoto, Hyi Sung Hwang, Lisa Skinner, and Mark Frank
By recognizing certain clues, investigators effectively can identify deception.


Friday, July 8, 2011

An Article You Should Check Out: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Getting Duped

5 Things You Didn't Know About Getting Duped

Written by Bella DePaulo who is an expert on the social psychology of deceiving and detecting deceit. She discussed her deception research on the Today show and on Anderson Cooper 360, and in previous years, on other programs such as NBC Nightly News, and the ABC and CBS morning shows.◦

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Body Language Expert, Sindy Martin Talks About the Trial and Verdict in the Anthony Trial


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Exercise in Subtle Expressions: KLITSCHKO vs HAYE - FACE OFF WITH MAX KELLERMAN

This is a great training video in Subtle expressions...


Friday, June 17, 2011

Patti Woods Reads the Body Language of Casey Anthony on the Dr. Drew Show


Thursday, June 16, 2011

'Human Lie Detector' Analyzes Weiner

'Human Lie Detector' Analyzes Weiner:


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Defense attorneys said 51st District Judge Barbara Walther’s body language has appeared biased...

Defense attorney Jeff Kearney assembled more than a dozen witnesses who testified that Walther has rolled her eyes and used gestures that made her appear frustrated with the defense. In one instance, attorneys said, she leaned back in her chair and looked up at the ceiling — though she later apologized, saying she had a sinus headache.
“Many of the jurors would punch each other, nod their heads and smile to indicate they had seen” Walther’s gestures, said FLDS defense attorney Dan Hurley, the Standard-Times reported.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Body Language To Watch For In Debates


Saturday, June 11, 2011

9 Signs of Deceit

Geiselman and three other researchers analyzed over 60 studies on detecting deception and published their findings in a recent issue of American Journal of Forensic Psychiatry. They outlined a number of red flags we all see, but may not be aware of, when someone is lying directly to our faces.  Here are the facts:

  • When questioned, deceptive people say as little as possible.
  • Though they say little, they tend to spontaneously give a justification for what they are saying, usually without being prompted.
  • They tend to repeat questions before answering them, perhaps to give themselves time to concoct an answer.
  • They often monitor the listener's reaction to what they are saying. "They try to read you to see if you are buying their story," Geiselman said.
  • They often initially slow down their speech because they have to create their story and monitor your reaction, and when they have it straight "will spew it out faster," Geiselman said. Truthful people are not bothered if they speak slowly, but deceptive people often think slowing their speech down may look suspicious. "Truthful people will not dramatically alter their speech rate within a single sentence," he said.
  • They tend to use sentence fragments more frequently than truthful people; often, they will start an answer, back up and not complete the sentence.
  • They are more likely to press their lips when asked a sensitive question and are more likely to play with their hair or engage in other "grooming" behaviors. Gesturing toward one's self with the hands tends to be a sign of deception; gesturing outwardly is not.
  • Truthful people, if challenged about details, will often deny that they are lying and explain even more, while deceptive people generally will not provide more specifics.
  • When asked a difficult question, truthful people will often look away because the question requires concentration, while dishonest people will look away only briefly, if at all, unless it is a question that should require intense concentration.


Friday, June 10, 2011

The Face of Regret: Caught Cheating


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Casey Anthony Trial: Crying Real Emotion This Morning?

Is it real? Is she faking emotion? Is she showing a "cry face?"

I never saw actual tears, she wiped her right eye more than the left, and wiped her nose as much as her right eye.  This is unusual. Normally we cry tears equally in both eyes, and for there to be nasal discharge there would be a great deal of crying.

Furthermore she begins wiping her eyes from the corner and along the bottom of the eyelash and outward beyond the eyelash- suggesting there would be a large tear for there to still be moisture, most people wipe the cheek, especially women with eye makeup along the bottom of their eye lash.

The "cry face" has two basic styles:
  • Extreme stress in the forehead and/or between the eyebrows, lifting of the cheeks and opening of the mouth to some degree.
  • The solemn cry is where there is little or no movement in any facial muscles, usually done when emotionally drained.
Why do we cry? Sadness, stress, even intense 'good' emotions.  All these emotions produce chemicals in the body and crying is a way to put the body in balance.  These emotions can, and often spill over into other parts of the body, hand trembles, movement in the legs, shifting of the torso.  These types of emotions also ebb and flow at varying levels through the body- With Casey we do not see any changes, and she appears like a statute except to wipe her ears or her nose...  If she was experiencing emotion we would expect to see some shifting, movement in her forehead or eyes.

It is extremely unlikely she was crying real tears, and the emotion was faked.