Hypothesis: I believe when people are lying, they will mostly show it on their eyes and facial expressions.
May 7, 2009 11:13 PM Subscribe
Lie to Me
posted by Deathalicious (56 comments total)
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is a fairly new US drama series based on the work of Paul Ekman
) who studied facial movements and what they reveal about the emotional state of a person (see Malcolm Gladwell's "The Naked Face", also previously, for more background)
. No doubt inspired by the show, Gisela, a sixth grader at Mesa Grande Elementary School, decided for her science project to see whether she could tell if a person was lying based on their facial expressions. Here is the result: part 1
, part 2
As part of the experiment, she asked people questions and observed their expressions to see if they were lying. The six questions she asked:
- Please describe the American flag.
- Please describe an elephant.
- Please describe a giraffe.
- Please describe what you're wearing right now.
- Please describe what type of weather we're having right now.
- Please describe what your hands look like.
As part of the experiment, Gisela and her brother Victor are filmed lying and telling the truth
. Maybe the best video of all is when her father puts her and her brother through making faces drills