Friday, August 31, 2012

Winona Ryder at the Venice Film Festival Showing Surprise or Fear

This is an unique picture and one that people who have received advanced training would find interesting.  Eyes are showing either fear or surprise, at which point we need to look at the forehead and mouth.

Trained people do all their looking in split seconds.

Trained people would know this expression is 'faked' because all parts of the face are not matching, which we would not expect given the  high level of movement in her facial muscles.

Further explanation: If it was fear we'd likely see some worry lines in the forehead  and if it was fear you'd not see a slight smile- could be surgery?!?!  If it was surprise the lips would be less stressed.

What one picture does not tell us is that this was her expression during most of the red carpet walk.◦

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Charlie Rogers Alleged Victim of a Hate Crime to watch the video.

She is showing true emotion, but with any emotion we can not know what is causing the emotional response.

When you watch this video look for the following hot spots:

  • Where is she most emotional? most animated?
  • Watch when she points to her stomach, where a word was carved into her flesh.

Things that are curious:

Three is a liars number.  

"...pawn in a game that isn't my game...didn't ask for this, didn't want it..." -why is she calling it a game? Why do we never see anger from her?  If I was a victim I would expect to see anger directed towards her attackers and everybody not believing her.

"...people are people and agendas are agendas..." -what would be an agenda of someone who is accusing her of making up the story?  I think 99.95% of people are against hate crimes of any sort.

"I was hurt, what maters is the story." -then she shows happiness which is the wrong emotional response given the situation.  The "story" is what she once again is more concerned about. 

"This is an investigation, this is a crime." - True on all levels.  Once again, the statements that are ironic no mater if being truthful or dishonest are a hot spot in my book; especially when it is said with such confidence.

"Ignites fires, that is a good thing in some ways." -Once again we see certain words and themes that raise red flags.  Agenda. Ignite fires- or rather ignite discussion.  Story.

We hear her use "other victims" on a couple of occasions, but we never hear her say that her attackers must be caught.  She is more concerned about other victims and it is implied that that it would be different attackers.

She wanted this story to be her 'platform' for some sort of reform or she was strictly seeking attention. Cutting oneself is a cry of help- it is an outward wound that signifies the pain from within.

She was charged with false reporting of a crime...


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Angriest Babies


Friday, August 24, 2012

Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France Titles, gets life ban from cycling


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Research: Lying's "Telltale Cluster"

 This “telltale cluster” of nonverbal signals associated with lying are: hand touching, face touching, crossing arms, and leaning away.

 According to recent research at Northeastern,  MIT and Cornell.

Probably a pretty good "Cheat Sheet" for the layman: See three of the above the percentage is very high you have a scoundrel.


Babies, Facial Expressions, and Gestures- The Blossom Method

 London, August 9 (ANI): Every baby uses signals to communicate and it is simply up to parents to learn how to interpret every gurgle, giggle and facial expression, an extraordinary new book has claimed.

In the 'Blossom Method', psychotherapist and body language expert Vivien Sabel claims that every expression an infant makes can be interpreted so parents can tell if their baby is hungry, happy, upset, windy, wants to play or needs a cuddle.

"All those adorable little shapes a baby makes with her mouth, tongue, lips, eyes and brows are far more than something for us to coo over, it's their way of trying to tell us what they need," the Daily Mail quoted her a s saying.

Vivien observed hundreds of babies during six years of research for the book - including her own daughter, the Blossom whom the book is named after - during which time she developed a three-pronged principle - observe your baby's facial expression, mirror it back to them to show them that you understand what they're saying, then respond by providing what it is they're telling you they need.

While her ideas may sound a little far-fetched, there may be something behind them. According to child development experts, babies start to communicate long before they try to form their first words, which is typically from seven months old. "A child is ready to communicate from birth," Clare Bolton, of the National Literacy Trust, said.

"They will amaze you with how quickly they use movement, facial expressions and noises to try to communicate; it's simply a case of reading the signs," Bolton said. While everyone can read emotions in other peoples faces or body language - to varying degrees - Vivien says that we don't fully utilise these signs. "Within days of having Blossom in 2004, I realised that everything from the furrow in her brow to the little shapes she made with her mouth and the different ways she moved her tongue were actually her way of trying to tell me what she needed," Vivien said.

"I watched Blossom closely and began to see patterns to these movements that linked to whether she was hungry, about to fill her nappy, was tired, windy or needed affection. I knew not just if Blossom was hungry, but how hungry she was simply by how far and how fast she moved her tongue.

"When she was going to have a wee or a poo, her tongue would protrude in a pointed fashion, so I'd get a clean nappy ready.

"If she had wind, I'd see it in the fullness of her bottom lip. As soon as I saw the signs, I could get straight on with winding her rather than her becoming distressed, mirroring her expressions so she understood that I was going to help her. "The mirroring back part came through instinct. I wanted to tell her that I knew what she was saying by speaking her language, just as I always have with Mum. "You don't need a degree to read these signs, just the capacity to study your baby's face," she added.

Vivien's own non-verbal communication skills were strongly developed in childhood as her mum was born deaf, so even as a toddler Vivien had to read the subtle variations in her body language and facial expressions.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Don Khoury Examines Obama and Romney


Monday, August 6, 2012

McKayla Maroney of the United States Shows Contempt in Medal Ceremony

McKayla Maroney of the United States stands on the podium with her silver medal during the medal ceremony following the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Vault final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 5, 2012 in London, England.


Friday, August 3, 2012

Colorado Movie Theater Shooting Victims

From a survivor and gun control advocate who put down his newborn baby and left his girlfriend and two children in the theater, got in his truck and drove away from the theater.
You can see it is faked emotion on the part of man, no tears, no ebbs and flows of emotion. He proposed to his girlfriend later that night, likely out of extreme guilt for his actions- she said yes.

Watch her body language and expressions throughout the interview. It is obvious what she is feeling and thinking.

Contrast the previous video with the below video of the man who saved her and her kids life.

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I offer these videos from television interviews to the readers of this blog with certain reservations.  I think what happened is terrible and no one should have had to go through what those people in the theater did.  There is only one person responsible for what occurred that night.  Everyone in that theater suffered. No one deserved any of this.  Everyone was a victim.  These videos offer us an opportunity to see the heighten emotions and expressions of people who have experienced an highly traumatic event.  They are a very good learning tool, especially for first responders, police officers, medical personnel, and all of us that interact with people who have experienced a traumatic event. ◦