Monday, February 16, 2009

The Voice Was Lying. The Face May Have Told the Truth. - NYTimes.com

The Voice Was Lying. The Face May Have Told the Truth. - NYTimes.com

another rehashing of physiognomic techniques, in the stream of contemporary culture...



On the Fox network's new show "Lie to Me," a deception expert sees, not just hears, a cascade of fibbing via the liars' minute gestures and expressions. The show was inspired by the work of Dr. Paul Ekman, a psychologist who has long studied what such expressions mean.

Last week, the sports world was abuzz after Alex Rodriguez, the costly Yankee infielder, admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs. Dr. Ekman, not a sports fan, nonetheless felt compelled to watch a 2007 interview of Mr. Rodriguez by Katie Couric in which he flatly denied using drugs. He was looking for signals that revealed the player's lies.

He reviewed the Couric video twice last week and found plenty of evidence...

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