Reading Between the Lies

  title={Reading Between the Lies},
  author={Stephen B. Porter and Leanne ten Brinke},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={508 - 514}
The widespread supposition that aspects of facial communication are uncontrollable and can betray a deceiver's true emotion has received little empirical attention. We examined the presence of inconsistent emotional expressions and “microexpressions” (1/25–1/5 of a second) in genuine and deceptive facial expressions. Participants viewed disgusting, sad, frightening, happy, and neutral images, responding to each with a genuine or deceptive (simulated, neutralized, or masked) expression. Each 1… 

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