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Micro expressions

  1. 1. Micro-expressions Learn To Read Faces Prepared by Hannah Li Aug 24 th , 2009
  2. 3. Preview <ul><li>Background knowledge of Micro-expression </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze 7 universal emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to detect lies </li></ul><ul><li>Question time </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>
  3. 4. What’s a Micro-expression ? <ul><li>A micro-expression is a brief, involuntary facial expression shown on the face of humans when one is trying to conceal an emotion. </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike regular facial expressions, no one can fake a microexpression. B ecause when you try and hide your emotions, they just leak out at fifth of a second. </li></ul>
  4. 5. About Dr. Paul Ekman <ul><li>Paul Ekman is a psychologist who </li></ul><ul><li>has been a pioneer in the study of </li></ul><ul><li>emotions and their relation to facial </li></ul><ul><li>expressions. He is considered one </li></ul><ul><li>of the 100 most eminent </li></ul><ul><li>psychologists of the twentieth century. The background of Ekman's research analyzes the development of human traits and states over time. </li></ul><ul><li>From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia </li></ul>
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  10. 28. <ul><li>Scorn Huge scorn Scorn </li></ul>
  11. 29. <ul><li>H ands around the brow ridge == SHAME </li></ul>
  12. 30. <ul><li>Guilty </li></ul>
  13. 31. Busted <ul><li>Caught in the act of doing something </li></ul><ul><li>wrong and likely to be punished </li></ul>
  14. 32. Facts about Lies*
  15. 33. <ul><li>*The truth is written all over our faces.* </li></ul>
  16. 34. Advantages of recognizing lies <ul><li>Better understand the people you interact with </li></ul><ul><li>Help protect yourself from harm, embarrassment and deception </li></ul><ul><li>Become more convincing and manipulative by controlling your own use of micro-expressions </li></ul><ul><li>Detect when people are lying </li></ul><ul><li>“ To be a good liar!” </li></ul>
  17. 35. Tips for detecting lies* <ul><li>Break a myth- ----most people avoid eye contact when they’re lying. ( False ) </li></ul><ul><li>The truth is-----quiet often, they make more eye contact to watch and see if you believe their lies. </li></ul>
  18. 36. <ul><li>If someone makes two mouth shrugs when talking, that means he or she has no confidence in his or her words===Lying </li></ul>
  19. 38. <ul><li>A nd when someone don’t really believe what they’re saying, they may try to reassure themselves by making a self-comforting gesture. </li></ul>
  20. 40. <ul><li>Man has special tissues in nose. If he lies, his nose will itch. </li></ul><ul><li>Not sure whether women have </li></ul>
  21. 43. <ul><li>Ask liars to tell their stories backwards. </li></ul><ul><li>when they’re lying, it’s hard to tell a story backwards, because there’s no real memory of what happened. Liars rehearse their stories in order. They don’t think to rehearse them backwards. </li></ul>
  22. 44. O ther tips to detect lies <ul><li>Notice the behavior of other body parts. </li></ul><ul><li>Check for sweating. </li></ul><ul><li>Be conscious of their usage of words. </li></ul><ul><li>Notice the person's eye movements. </li></ul><ul><li>Watch his or her throat and skin tone. </li></ul><ul><li>M ore tips on http://www.wikihow.com/Detect-Lies </li></ul>
  23. 45. Test of Spotting Fake Smiles <ul><li>http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/surveys/smiles/index.shtml </li></ul>
  24. 46. Question Time
  25. 47. Summary <ul><li>you’re a liar if you’re a homo sapiens. </li></ul><ul><li>Homo sapiens: the only surviving hominid; species to which modern man belongs; bipedal primate having language and ability to make and use complex tools; brain volume at least 1400 cc </li></ul>
  26. 48. Summary <ul><li>You expose a lie, but there are more than six and a half billion lies waiting for you </li></ul><ul><li>“ Truth or happiness, never both.” </li></ul>
  27. 49. <ul><li>Thank you ! </li></ul>