Monday, October 15, 2012

Boston College Psychology Professor and Expert on Lying Joseph Tecce



Kyzmich said...

Some research indicates that an increase in blinking rate signifies that the brain is trying really hard to think of something which is caused by the cognitive load theory of deception.

Other people say that blinking rate increases because of the mind trying to make it, more or less, easier for you to lie by not directly looking at the person you are lying to. Therefor less stress and anxiety for the person.

There are probably more reasons people have thought of, but what rings true in all of them, is that an increase of a persons blinking rate from their baseline (normal behaviour) is generally a hot spot and requires more investigation.