Monday, November 15, 2010

How To Tell If Somebody Is Lying

Another great post by Bakadesuyo.
"Eye contact has been proven the least accurate thing to watch for," says Stan Walters, author of The Truth About Lying. "Most reliable cues typically come from the voice, in specific, the words." Professor Richard Wiseman of Hertfordshire University is the UK's leading authority on the subject. He says that common sense is the lie-buster's best weapon, and affirms that it is aural rather than visual clues that are key.
Wiseman's 1994 experiment on Tomorrow's World and BBC radio had 30,000 participants watching or listening to two interviews he conducted with Robin Day. In one, Day told the truth; in the other he lied. Viewers could not spot the lie: there was a near-50/50 vote. Radio listeners, however, achieved over 70 per cent accuracy.
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