Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Mind – Body Connection

The law of attraction is the name given to the concept of “like attracts like” and that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, one can bring about positive or negative results (Wikipedia). This perspective infers what we think about we bring … Continue reading

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Think – It’s Not Illegal Yet

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The Development of FACS Part 3

The Development of the Facial Action Coding System – Part 3 (of 3). An interview with Paul Ekman conducted by Robert Levenson.

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The Development of FACS Part 2

The Development of the Facial Action Coding System – Part 2 (of 3). An interview with Paul Ekman conducted by Robert Levenson.

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The Development of FACS Part 1

The Development of the Facial Action Coding System – Part 1 (of 3). An interview with Paul Ekman conducted by Robert Levenson.

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24 June 2013 Expression

What do you think David Duchovny’s expression is saying? Click on the FACS code’s to code this expression. Post your thoughts in the comments below.

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Dr Matsumoto on Lying, Deception and Microexpressions

What is the difference between deception and lying? How young do children start to lie? What are micro expressions and were they portrayed accurately in Lie to Me?  

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How Do We Forget?

Briefly describe three ways that apparent “forgetting” may occur. Most of what we forget was never encoded in the first place (perhaps due to lack of attention), retrieval failures may occur when the context for retrieval is different than when … Continue reading

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Schemas and Witness Recall

What are schemas? How do schemas influence the way a witness recalls an event? Schemas and stereotypes are shortcuts in memory, learning and decision making that are not necessarily accurate to the real world. Sometimes eye witnesses change their memories … Continue reading

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Eyewitnesses and Dark Vision

Question: An eyewitness has departed a brightly-lit café at mid-night and walked down a street dimly-lit by weak street lamps. 30 minutes after leaving the café, they witness a hit-and-run. The eyewitness has given a description of the incident and … Continue reading

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