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    Default Can you spot the liar?

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...-the-liar.html


    I got 7/10 which is better than random guessing I suppose.
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    I caught this a couple months ago- got 9/10. And the one I missed I was on the fence about, because I don't think the girl knew she was 'lying' so I wasn't sure if it counted. The key is to watch for body language that contradicts what they're saying.

    I can't remember when I learned that someone shaking their head 'no' (while trying to assert something positive) was indicative of dishonesty- but it's taken the suspension of disbelief away from *a lot* of movies/TV shows for me. It's really surprising how many actors do this, all the time (they aren't lying in the usual sense, but cognitive dissonance is a bitch and the body unconsciously compensates).


    eta: Charlie Hunnam- from Sons of Anarchy- for one, is really bad at this, constantly shaking his head 'no' during the most serious scenes.
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    8/10

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    6/10 I think I did worse towards the end. Which tends to happen
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    7/10. A couple of them were super obvious, but the rest were quite difficult. Some of them were just really bad liars. The first chick, the Obama guy, and they eye spam guy were hilariously bad.

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    9 out of 10, #8 got me. I cheated though and used saccadic eye movement ques along with body shifting, 'real' smiling, looking away from the person asking the question etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpankyMcFly View Post
    9 out of 10, #8 got me. I cheated though and used saccadic eye movement ques along with body shifting, 'real' smiling, looking away from the person asking the question etc.
    That's not cheating. That's looking for liars.
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    5/10

    Which is as good as random guessing.

    I've never been good at this sort of thing.
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    7/10
    I'm really bad at stuff like this.
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    i think i didn't do too bad, i mean 6/10 that's 60% I don't think it matters though i don't really get paid to find liars
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