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.


Body Language Expert Vincent Harris Talks About Using the Finger


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New Software Deciphers Human Emotions, Facial Expressions; nViso Uses Science to Revolutionize Marketing Process

New Software Deciphers Human Emotions, Facial Expressions; nViso Uses Science to Revolutionize Marketing Process

June 08, 2011 08:05 ET

New Software Deciphers Human Emotions, Facial Expressions; nViso Uses Science to Revolutionize Marketing Process

Understanding Customer Emotions Just Got Easier; Neuroscience Meets Web 2.0 to Conceive a Technology That Is Able to Track and Decipher Facial Micro-Expressions and Eye Movements in Real Time, Using a Standard Webcam in Home Environments
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - Jun 8, 2011) - nViso co-founder Dr. Matteo Sorci today unveiled facial imaging software that is able to accurately detect and decode facial micro-expressions and eye movements, at the ESOMAR Conference on Neuroscience in Amsterdam, June 8, 2011.
The proprietary technology uses these expressions and movements to precisely interpret human emotions, allowing Marketers to track and understand the emotional effects triggered by products and brand messages at levels of accuracy previously not possible.
"Armed with understanding of consumer emotions and a direct path to the subconscious, the marketing community will have access to emotion metrics that are far more precise than surveys, but without the complexity of monitoring brain waves. Superior metrics help businesses to develop more engaging products, enhance the usability experience and launch more effective campaigns at faster rates and less cost," says Tim Llewellynn, nViso co-founder.
Emerging as the pioneer in emotion video analytics, Swiss-based nViso uses artificial intelligence and machine learning systems to decipher human emotions, providing a cost-effective and scalable alternative to brain imaging or medical equipment used in neuro-marketing.
"Many Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies have been experimenting with facial recognition technology in retail research settings. nViso's software adds a critical dimension to the marketing process based on exact emotional intelligence gathered in real-time," says Tim Llewellynn.
Only using a standard webcam or similar video equipment, nViso tracks over 143 different facial points to identify a range of features and relates them to models developed with facial databases.
The technology is based on theoretical work by Dr. Paul Ekman which demonstrates that universal emotions are precisely and sub-consciously revealed by minor changes in micro-expressions in the face. For instance, someone who is surprised commonly raises their eyebrows, opens their mouth and drops their lower jaw.
The search for ways to capture and analyze consumer emotions has been a research priority for years. Ventures into neuro-marketing have been difficult to integrate into existing research frameworks for broader use. Up until today, it has been difficult to link the measurement of emotions with analytics in a scalable way that can be put into a daily business practice.
"Emotion video analytics combined with data-derived insights is a huge opportunity for marketing organizations to harness. By understanding customer emotions through technology that deciphers and decodes facial expressions, business leaders have a tool that creates new competitive advantages," says Roberto Longhin, Marketing Projects Lead from Accenture Media Agency, Milan, Italy.
nViso is the brainchild of Matteo Sorci and Tim Llewellynn. The company received funding from The Swiss National Science Foundation in 2009 and instantly had the marketing community abuzz. Since, nViso has been approached by social networks, advertising agencies and FMCGs for collaboration.
nViso also anticipates its technology will be used in the medical, automotive and security industries, where combining computer technology and psychology is imperative.
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Breaking News: Casey Anthony Extremely Nervous When The Court is Speaking About Her Cell Phone

Casey's blink rate sky rockets and she becomes very interested in the line of questioning, it is like she is watching a tennis match: she is actively looking back and forth between the attorney asking the questions and computer expert witness while testifying.  Whispers to her attorney several times, shoulder shrug.  Subtle disgust being shown.  Leaning away and back in chair out of nervousness, and fidgeting. Breathing heavy and piercing lips. Most emotion we've seen out of her in weeks. Actively watching both the trial and what her attorneys are researching.◦

Media Outlets Please Stop: Navy Ship That Buried Bin Laden Stops in Hawaii

Navy Ship That Buried Bin Laden Stops in Hawaii

I do not often comment on things not directly related to deception, emotions, and psychology but feel I must.

 This is irresponsible (and not newsworthy) and is placing at risk all those assigned to this ship.  The mission plan was to bury bin Laden at sea so there wouldn't be an area where followers could in shrine. By reporting on this ship the media is making it a terrorist target of those wanting to harm military targets.  Let us not forget the USS Cole, the Navy destroyer bombed by al Qaeda in Yemen in 2000.◦

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pamela Meyer: Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception


Monday, June 6, 2011

Body Language Expert Susan Constantine on "In Session" Court TV about Casey Anthony

Need to understand Casey more?  Here is a blog concerning her speech patterns from a Statement Analysis standpoint, Casey Anthony's Linguistic Code Broken (Know When Casey Anthony Tells the Truth!)

Friday, June 3, 2011

What does Rep. Anthony Weiner’s body language say?

Attorney Joe Tacopina and former FBI body language expert Joe Navarro join the AM team this morning to discuss Weiner’s behavior and the legal concerns surrounding this controversy.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Casey Anthony Trial- Police Interview at Universal Studios Reveals Undisclosed Clues to What Happened

Listen to the full interview.  Get beyond the lies, ignore the pressure and what the investigator are saying (beyond the main assertion(s)), and and listen closely to her statements and it is clear to me:

  • She did not dispose of the body, she is very clear about last seeing her across the street from her boyfriends residence. 
  • She is clear she doesn't know where her daughter is currently located (at the time of the interview).
  • Whenever she is asked what happened, she avoids the questions by saying that she doesn't know where she is- where they are really asking how did she die.
  • She let's it slip that she is scared of who disposed of the body (if you believe the first bullet).
  • It is clear when she is reaching for a plausible explanation like,  why she wanted to come to Universal (distribute pictures) and getting a call from her daughter yesterday.
  • Ignore any statements Casey makes where she goes on and feels comfortable enough to speak at length about any subject; when she is under stress she gets frustrated and responds in one sentence- simple responses- while under pressure she is unlike some liars where they feel they need to explain the lies further- this is a big sign to her personality and her belief she can manipulate others. Towards the end of the interview, she lies freely and speaks at length when asked a question, this is opposite of how she reacts when she is not under pressure.
  • "I'm never going to be able to forgive myself" is the truth
Hindsight is twenty-twenty... but the investigator makes the mistake of saying, "everything you tell us is a lie"  which is NEVER the case, people tell half truths, people when deceitful will attempt to make up a lie that is as close as possible to the truth.  

You can also tell a great deal about a defendant by the way the attorneys interact with them (including guilt and innocence),  I would suggest checking in at 8:50 in the morning when she is brought into the courtroom.