Science catches up to common wisdom. Nancy Blink-Blink Pelosi, you’ve been exposed:
Liars are exposed by blinking
The best way to spot a liar is to look them in the eyes, according to scientists who say the number of times a person blinks will show if they are speaking the truth.
Liars blink less frequently than normal during the lie, and then speed up to around eight times faster than usual afterwards.
The findings, reported in the Journal of Non-verbal Behaviour, means that blink rates could soon be used by professionals, such as the police and security forces, to tell when someone is being duplicitous.
Dr Sharon Leal, co-author of the study at Portsmouth University, said: “It is striking what different patterns in eye blinks emerged for liars and truth tellers.
Yeah, no kidding.
Flashback: The Nancy Pelosi Blink Count…
Wonder what science says about politicians whose “Uh” counts are sky-high:blog comments powered by Disqus
Obama peace partner Iran spends some of that ‘definitely not a ransom’ windfall showing off their boats to the US Navy
August 24, 2016 09:59 PM by Doug Powers
WH: Iran payment a ‘tough diplomatic strategy’ — State Dept: Hey, if you go to Iran, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll get taken hostage
August 22, 2016 08:08 PM by Doug Powers
Candidate promising to battle ‘urgent threat’ of climate change uses private jet for 20-mile trip (Open thread)
August 21, 2016 10:41 AM by Doug Powers
August 17, 2016 09:55 PM by Doug Powers
August 16, 2016 02:25 PM by Doug Powers