Take this BBC test to see if you can spot a genuine smile
- Following three years of development we are pleased to announce that we are launching the next intake Masters degree in Forensic Emotions, Credibility and Deception for 2013/14.
- New one-day course launched to take a leap from myths and guesswork to data driven analysis with this distillation of the science behind truth and lies.
- Applicants are invited for a 3 year Commercial Ph.D. project hosted in the School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University, and Emotional Intelligence Academy Ltd.
- Invitation to professionals working in the fields of emotional intelligence, body language and deception detection.
- Association of Business Psychologists' 11th annual conference featured Paul Ekman International plc as their keynote presentation.
- The cost of not picking up deception in job applications can cost employers £4k-£6k per mistake
- The average adult in UK lies three times in a day
- LIE TO ME - Series 3 around the world.
- Paul Ekman approved programmes can now be delivered on-site - giving you the flexibility to choose the time and place for your training.
- The truth is on our faces: Former Army psychologist trains troops to spot lies through microexpressions
- Take this ten mnute BBC test to see if you can spot a genuine smile.
- Its so hard to hide your real feelings
Most people have difficulty spotting fake smiles. One possible explanation, offered alongside this BBC online test, is that it may be easier for people to get along if they don't always know what others are really feeling.
Although fake smiles often look very similar to genuine smiles, they are actually slightly different, because they are brought about by different muscles, which are controlled by different parts of the brain.
Fake smiles can be performed at will, because the brain signals that create them come from the conscious part of the brain and prompt the zygomaticus major muscles in the cheeks to contract. These are the muscles that pull the corners of the mouth outwards.
Scientists distinguish between genuine and fake smiles by using a coding system called the Facial Action Coding System (FACS), which was devised by Professor Paul Ekman of the University of California and Dr Wallace V. Friesen of the University of Kentucky.
Training in how to recognise happiness and six other emotions which have universal displays on the face is now available within our two core courses. Click here for more details.