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Dr Paul Ekman’s critique of “Lie to Me”, Season 1, Episode 4; “Love Always”
“Love Always” – Warnings
What Lightman shows is what I first saw in news footage of Hinckley’s face ten seconds before he shot former President Reagan.
We consider it a warning, not a certainty that someone who shows this expression will soon attack. We have no way to find out how many times that expression is shown and no attack occurs (perhaps because a police officer pays noticeable attention to the potential attacker). We also cannot know how often attacks occur not preceded by this expression. Continue reading
Dr Paul Ekman’s critique of “Lie to Me”, Season 1, Episode 3; “A Perfect Score”
“A Perfect Score” – Comforting Gestures
Self-comforting gestures reassure an ill at ease person. Other reasons why a person might be uncomfortable would have to be ruled out before interpreting this movement as evidence of lying.
“A Perfect Score” – Kids Lie to Parents?
Like Lightman, I rarely challenged my daughter when I knew she was lying. Foster is right; everyone is entitled to privacy; to keep some secrets. Later in the show Foster tells Emily that Lightman knew she was lying on the phone, but he also knew he shouldn’t challenge her every time she tries to conceal something from him. Continue reading
Dr Paul Ekman’s critique of “Lie to Me”, Season 1, Episode 2; “Moral Waiver”
“Moral Waiver” – METT
Lightman is using METT – our Micro expression Training Tool. Anyone can learn to spot brief signs of concealed emotions. People who have spent as little as twenty minutes using METT can spot hidden feelings. Salespeople who train become more successful (and better liked). Continue reading
Dr Paul Ekman’s critique of “Lie to Me”, Season 1, Episode 1
“Pilot” – Leakage & Emblematic Slips
Dr. Lightman showed the law enforcement class how micro expressions helped him find out where this nasty, Nazi-sympathetic, orange-suited, prisoner had planted a bomb. While the prisoner kept his mouth shut he couldn’t prevent a micro facial expression of delight slipping out when he learned from Lightman that the FBI was wasting time, searching the wrong church. When Lightman told him he had figured out that the FBI should look Continue reading