Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Kids are the Best Window into Feelings and Thoughts- The Marshmallow Test

The Marshmallow Test from Jérôme Magron on Vimeo.

Special thanks to the reader who sent this video, I haven't had a chance to thank you for your email because I've been on the road and very busy. Thanks, you are right it is perfect!

Those of you that have been reading my site for a long time, you have heard it a couple of times. Kids are the best study in body language, and feelings, and understanding what they are thinking. Kids have not learned to hide emotions and their thoughts like adults; they will after their parents tell them to tell Aunt Lois that the sweater they got for Christmas is, "really swell."

I have  four young nephews all under the age of 6, and it is really a blast for me to sit and talk to them.  They love me because it is not often that an adult actually asks them a few things about their day (besides the normal, what did you learn at preschool today).  Sure I have fun with it and so do they.

In the above video you can 'see' their thought process almost every second.  Imagine if you could do that with adults!  With a couple of years of practice and a clear understanding of the things I talk about on the right hand side bar (Be Like Me) you can see almost as much from the majority of the people you encounter on a daily basis. 

But for now, enjoy the video, a great example!◦

Lie to Me Lawsuit

Anybody see The Social Network?

Executives at John Gertz Productions (JGP) claim to have acquired the rights to Roderick Anscombe's 2005 novel The Interview Room, about a psychiatrist who is an expert in detecting untruths, and turned it into a screenplay for a show called Lie to Lie which was offered to Fox in 2007.

The lawsuit, filed at Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges production company bosses spent three months working with chiefs at Fox on the idea, discussing "specific plot lines not only for the pilot episode, but also for subsequent episodes" before TV heads dropped the idea.
They claim it was subsequently turned into Lie To Me.

The book is avaliable on Amazon hardcover for as little as $3.19!  See for yourself.


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Reading Facial Expressions Video


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Interesting Research: The Ease of Lying

"Results showed that frequent truth telling made lying more difficult, and that frequent lying made lying easier."


The ease of lying

Consciousness and Cognition, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 18 November 2010,

Bruno Verschuere, Adriaan Spruyt, Ewout H. Meijer and Henry Otgaar

Brain imaging studies suggest that truth telling constitutes the default of the human brain and that lying involves intentional suppression of the predominant truth response. By manipulating the truth proportion in the Sheffield lie test, we investigated whether the dominance of the truth response is malleable. Results showed that frequent truth telling made lying more difficult, and that frequent lying made lying easier. These results implicate that (1) the accuracy of lie detection tests may be improved by increasing the dominance of the truth response and that (2) habitual lying makes the lie response more dominant.

Google Search for Article

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Denise Vernier Remains Found! See What I Said About the Husband.

CORNWALL, Ont. — Human remains found earlier this week have been confirmed as those of Denise Vernier, missing since Sept. 19.

Foul play is not suspected in the death, police say, though cause of death has not yet been determined.

I first spoke about this in this Post, in December.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lone Wolf, Jared Loughner and the Signs

Even the booking photo shows us signs of his issues, he is proud by what he has done and has no remorse for his actions.

Google his name and it will not take long to see comments by former classmates and neighbors who describe his actions, comments, and gestures that made them feel uncomfortable...◦

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Body Language Expert Lillian Glass Discuss the Science of Kissing