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.

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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.◦